Aging and Geriatric Issues2019-08-01T17:16:51+00:00

Christian Counseling for Aging and Geriatric Issues

Many people find it difficult to come to terms with the particular issues associated with aging. Adjusting to retirement, grieving your loved ones, facing your deepest fears about death-all of these experiences can be very overwhelming. As you move this highly transitional period, there are ways to manage your fears and relationships that will enable you to cope with challenges and embrace new experiences.

Learn how to manage the symptoms that accompany Aging and Geriatric Issues
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(425) 329-4464

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Many people find it difficult to come to terms with the particular issues associated with aging. Adjusting to retirement, grieving your loved ones, facing your deepest fears about death—all of these experiences can be very overwhelming. As you move this highly transitional period, there are ways to manage your fears and relationships that will enable you to cope with challenges and embrace new experiences.

Aging brings with it many joys, but there are also physical, mental, and emotional issues that many people face in the latter years of life. As your body ages, it becomes more susceptible to certain ailments such as heart disease, arthritis, and hearing and/or visual loss. Many older adults also suffer from some form of memory loss or dementia—the most common form of which is Alzheimer’s. A lesser-known fact is that depression is widespread among older adults, effecting approximately 15% of persons over 65.

Aging well begins with embracing older adulthood as a new stage of life—one that offers exciting new experiences and opportunities to share your wisdom with others. As an older adult, you have a unique and valuable perspective on the world, and by compassionately sharing it with others you can build relationships that will enable both older and younger people to love one another fully.

It is completely natural for human beings to have fears about death and dying, particularly as we enter the latter years of life. Counseling can help older adults process their grief for the passing of loved ones, face fears about death, and cope with end-of-life issues. Counseling can be especially helpful for those who are living with terminal illness. A professional counselor can also assist families of older adults to find joy in supporting and caring for their loved ones.