Deterioration of older relatives' condition

Prepare family members for deterioration of older relatives’ condition

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If you see your parents or parents in law on a regular basis, you will be aware of any gradual loss of mobility or cognitive function. Not so for other relatives who haven’t seen the older family members since last Christmas or even longer, owing to Covid-19 restrictions. Just as we notice how the kids have shot up and are hardly recognisable, deterioration in older relatives’ condition, appearance or behaviour can come as quite a shock. “Some years ago, I saw an old friend at a Christmas function,” recalls Sue. […]
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health risks of self isolation

Health risks of social isolation

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After almost two years of Covid-19 restrictions, and with the spectre of a fourth wave and a new variant of the disease facing us, many South Africans are feeling gatvol. With good reason. Because, while social distancing is accepted as crucial to stop the spread of the disease, isolation from loved ones and work colleagues carries its own deadly risk to our health. Most people enjoy being on their own from time to time – some more than others. Alone time can be relaxing, thought-provoking and rejuvenating. However, continuous, unwanted […]
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