This Thanksgiving, Look and See if There’s A Problem

I would venture to say that we should look for any opportunities before Thanksgiving if we can i.e. whenever you visit an elderly loved one, look for the signs. They are there even though they may seem to be insignificant at the time. Yes, everyone forgets from time to time but things like non-payment of bills or not being able to find important documents (not to mention not bathing or looking after personal hygiene) are key to helping us identify potential problems earlier rather than later.

There were signs there for us but we ignored them, brushing them off as ‘old age’. It wasn’t. It was Alzheimer’s. Be aware! Something to definitely bear in mind and really good advice to be found here.

Home Instead Senior Care of Akron OH

Visiting loved ones over the holidays offers a great opportunity to spot any red flags that may have popped up since the last time you saw them.


This is especially important because, according to recently-conducted research, 70 percent of family conversations about aging issues don’t occur until they are prompted by a health crisis or other emergency – when people tend to make rash decisions. This could lead to less-than-optimum results for your senior loved one and heightened family tension all around.


Our Action Plan for Successful Aging is like a guidebook for some of the look-and-see signs that your senior might be having a problem, or that changes to their lifestyle might be necessary.


Here are some things it covers:


Living Choices: 90% of seniors surveyed say they want to remain at home, but health issues can often make it hard for seniors to handle…

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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

4 thoughts on “This Thanksgiving, Look and See if There’s A Problem”

  1. I would like to take this opportunity to say Happy Thanks Giving, but suddenly I had tears in my eyes.

    “The very quality of your life, whether you love it or hate it, is based upon how thankful you are toward God.
    “I am grateful for what I am and have. Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.


    1. Even in the midst of hopelessness and despair, there is always something to be thankful for. Sometimes we think we have nothing, yet the ‘nothing’ we have is envied by someone else. Thanks for sharing this profound thought.


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