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Mental Health, Elders and Pain

AgingCare.com featured an excellent article on mental health by Sherry Myers, RN. I think it is something many of you will find interesting.

From AgingCare.com: "Edith stopped off at her dad’s condo, and they chatted about her day. For several weeks, she had been updating him about a video she was making for a company board meeting. That morning was the big presentation and it went well. She was thrilled to share her good news with her supportive father.

Just a few minutes after their conversation, “Edith’s” dad asked her something that created a pit in the bottom of her stomach. He asked how her day was, specifically if anything interesting had happened at work. That forgetfulness was a sign that “Edith” had been dreading. It meant that her beloved father’s Parkinson’s disease was progressing to include dementia, a symptom that his doctors had warned her could materialize."

Read more on mental health and elders on agingcare.com:

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