Pandemic complicates caregiving for families | News | Erin Flynn Jay TRIBUNE CORRESPONDENT

“Many families will not be together (physically) but that does not mean that they can’t still be together. We are urging everyone that has an aging adult to practice benevolent probing, which is a method of using a combination of care, careful observation and considering conversation in four key areas: activities of daily living, memory, mobility and social engagement,” said Arijaje.

Arijaje said that whether you visit in person or video chat with older loved ones, there are some things to look out for: Are they are keeping up with their appearance? Are they wearing the same clothes? Are they shaving or groomed? How is their weight?

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