Health Tip: Support Seniors During Hard Times

(HealthDay News) -- Seniors are often faced with life-changing events, from the loss of loved ones to health problems.

The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to help older loved ones cope with life changes:

  • Learn more about how people grieve, and understand that everyone does it differently.
  • Be there and listen to your loved one, and don't worry if you don't know what to say.
  • Make a specific offer to help your loved one.
  • Look for any warning signs of depression, such as inability to complete daily tasks, no improvement in mood, any mention of suicide or lack of pleasure in activities.