The Dangers of Depression
Posted by Carol Silver Elliott, 9/17/2015 05:30:23 AM

It is the holiday season and many greet the New Year with the joy of family getting together, the opportunity to worship as a community and the chance to both review the year past and think about the year to come. For some, however, holidays can bring up complicated and difficult emotions and be triggers for depression.

Older adults are often at risk for depression because of the inevitable changes and losses they have experienced in life. Some have lost spouses, siblings, children and friends

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Category: Aging
How do I Know When my Aging Parent Needs Help?
Posted by Carol Silver Elliott, 7/7/2015 05:09:57 AM

Who ever imagined themselves being referred to as an “adult child”? Yet, for many of us with aging parents, that’s a term we have come to understand. We adult children often find ourselves in the position of juggling the competing needs of both children and parents, not always in a way that feels successful. One of the questions we often ask ourselves, and as professionals we often hear, is “How do I know when my parent needs my help?” and “How do I know how to

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