Mental Health Moment – Caring for Elderly Parents and Our Kūpuna

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Clinical psychologists Dr. Steven Taketa and Dr. Analu Sing, with UH West Oʻahu’s Counseling Services, will offer weekly mental health tips to students, faculty, and staff to cope through COVID-19 and these trying times:

Elder care means considering a family member’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being during these times. Here is an excerpt from “A Guide to Caring for Elderly Parents,” posted on “Aging is a fact of life and it affects all families. As adult children, when imagining our parents as seniors, we may not fully comprehend the extent to which their aging will affect them or how it will affect us. Indeed, if they are already seniors and still in good health and living independently we may not feel any dramatic changes or concerns. However, the time does come when effects of aging become more evident and long-term care may be needed.” Click on this link to read more about things to consider, finances, getting the best care, and more.

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