As the holiday season gets into full swing many people are thinking about shopping and the joy that comes with choosing the perfect gifts for friends and family. These gifts are a way to show that you are thinking about the people you love and to spread happiness throughout the season.
For elderly adults, however, this shopping may not be as easy or as enjoyable as it is for you. Mobility limitations, no longer driving, and other challenges can make it so that your parent cannot simply go out and shop the mall for items for their loved ones. This can lead to sadness, depression, withdrawal, and feelings that they are no longer as relevant to the holiday celebrations. Even if you offer to shop for them, this loss of independence can be emotionally challenging… Continue reading