Items Tagged ‘senior citizen’

Ask the Doctors - Will my mom's emotional withdrawal affect her physical health?

April 11, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Will my mom’s emotional withdrawal affect her physical health?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: My father passed away six months ago and ever since, my elderly mother has withdrawn from all social activity. I can’t help wondering — does this pose a problem for her mental health? The loss of a loved one is a heavy burden for anyone to bear. For an elderly person, particularly a […]

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Tags: coping with grief, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, elderly, senior citizen, social isolation


Ask the Doctors - How can I stay steady on my feet as I get older?

March 6, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I stay steady on my feet as I get older?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’m just about to turn 60, which — from what I’ve read — is when balance begins to become an issue. What can I do to stay steady on my feet? Although good balance is important to all of us who face the world on two legs, it’s particularly vital to our well-being […]

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Tags: Balance, cane, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, equilibrium, geriatrics, good balance, head trauma, muscle strength, old age, senior citizen, spatial orientation