Keep seniors active; watch out for warning signs

Seniors who are feeling lonely may not voice it out, and may not even recognise that this is an issue that could lead to depression.
Seniors who are feeling lonely may not voice it out, and may not even recognise that this is an issue that could lead to depression.ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

How do you make sure that your older family members are not feeling lonely? Here are a few suggestions from experts:

Set aside time for meaningful conversations with them and include them in activities, especially if they have been home alone for most of the day while you have been at work.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 27, 2018, with the headline 'Keep seniors active; watch out for warning signs'. Print Edition | Subscribe