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Is Mom Just Old or is Her Health Failing?

Judie Rappaport
June 18, 2015

Dear Judie,

I know Mom’s (78) in trouble: she sleeps most of the day, is losing weight, she’s forgetful, and has no interest in her favorite pastimes or friends. Dad keeps saying, “Leave her alone. Older people need more rest”. Should I stop worrying?

- Darlene, Stuart



Dear Darlene,

No, get involved—78 is no longer considered “old age.”  Mom’s weight loss, withdrawal from activities and forgetfulness signify illness, not normal aging.  Dad may fear a diagnosis or might already have one and want to shield you. Either way, Mom needs medical attention immediately.


Judie Rappaport, President & Founder
Preferred Lifestyle Services

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