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Elder Loneliness Depends on a Senior's Personality

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Understand that being alone and loneliness are two different things


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With understanding, you can help your elder find a balance


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Many elders can use more social interaction than they have


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Help provide a sense of purpose


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Pets can provide that missing sense of purpose


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Choose a pet wisely


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A parakeet may be ideal


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Robots to the rescue


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Pets not an option? There are other approaches


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Consider transportation problems before making suggestions


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While researching rides, research activities


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Assisted living may lengthen life of otherwise lonely seniors


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Takeaway


Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack

@mindingourelder

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who spent more than two decades caring for a total of seven elders. This experience provided her with her foundation upon which she built her reputation as a columnist, author, blogger, and consultant. Carol is as passionate about supporting caregivers work through the diverse challenges in their often confusing role as she is about preserving the dignity of the person needing care. Find out much more about Carol at www.mindingourelders.com.

Carol also serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board.