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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 askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: My father passed away six months ago and ever since, my elderly mother has withdrawn from all social activity.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