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Home for the holidays and worried about an older relative? Make observations, not assumptions

By Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Associate Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics, University of Virginia
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With the second holiday season of the pandemic upon us, many people will have the opportunity to rejoin family and friends for celebrations. The pandemic has kept many of us apart longer than expected, and it may have been months since we’ve visited with our loved ones. In addition to enjoying food, folks and fun, there may be some not-so-pleasant surprises.

As a geriatrician, I often see patients whose families voice concerns about their health or well-being. This can be especially heightened…The Conversation

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