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Mcgovern Rene Phd
(660) 626-2172
800 W Jefferson St
Kirksville, MO
 
Mood Mgmt. Psychological Services
(660) 665-3664
400 N Baltimore St
Kirksville, MO
 
McGovern Rene
(660) 626-2182
(660) 626-2182
Kirksville, MO
 
Hunt J Paul Phd
(660) 626-2777
800 W Jefferson St
Kirksville, MO
 
Ms. Sylvia Nissenboim
LifeWork Transition
(314) 477-3144
12401 Olive Street suite 205
St. Louis, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Developmental Disability, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Still Specialty Clinic
(660) 665-0202
1001 E Jefferson St
Kirksville, MO
 
Maglio Christopher J Ofc
(660) 665-7805
117 E Washington St
Kirksville, MO
 
Kraemer Elizabeth Phd
(660) 665-1964
403 N Elson St
Kirksville, MO
 
Ms. Deborah Emmelkamp
Decision Point Consulting, Inc.
(636) 207-8751
14615 Manchester Rd. Suite L04
Manchester, MO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Paul Lohkamp
Paul E. Lohkamp
(314) 837-2050
11715 Administration Dr. Suite 101
St. Louis, MO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Stray Thoughts On Gerontology

by VT Joshi

Teach Your Wife How To Be A Widow!

This startling advice was given to me some 40 years ago by a highly respected elderly acquaintance of mine who had then crossed his 60th birthday. The occasion was a chance meeting at a bank counter in Bombay. He asked me if I had a joint account. Having just stepped into my career I had not the ghost of an idea of all that he was asking me. I told him I had a single-name account in my name. He admonished me affectionately, and asked me to have a joint account with my wife. I readily agreed and appreciated his suggestion. He elaborated it, saying every single important document should be within the knowledge of the wife. Teach and train her to understand the intricacies of banking, insurance, gratuity, pension and all other related matters, he beseeched. For a long time I reflected upon his sage advice as we parted after I thanked him profusely. One might wonder what has this bizarre, even macabre, episode to do with gerontology. I was rudely reminded of it while reading an equally bizarre but candid report on gerontology. Its relevance bursts upon the mind's eye if one considers the sad plight of aged widows in our tradition-bound country. Hence wisdom lies in explaining to ones wife "how to be a widow", as the elderly gentleman argued, although the very thought must obviously cause a disturbing feeling and some, if not acute, discomfort.

From the scientific studies made so far, it is found that women are physiologically better equipped and therefore live longer than men. This is evident from the fact that among the centenarians in the world 71 per cent are women. Therefore as the population of the aged persons (above 75) grows there will be a preponderance of females among them. In western countries, there are only 65 men over 100 women among the elderly persons.

In India also the situation will in the long veer to more or less the same. This will result in a sex imbalance and the inevitable consequence of it will be that we will have an increasing number of widows. India already has the dubious distinction of largest number of widows in the world, and widowhood in India is a curse, very much so in the vast rural areas, where they virtually lead a life of social outcastes, as pointed out by Mr. B. B. S. Chauhan, a retired police officer who has specialized in the study of gerontology.

Statistics apart, the old age problem, both among the male and female population, is a burning issue not only in India but also in most other countries. It is even more acute in the western countries where the family ties have completely broken down unlike in India where they are gradually breaking up, not yet fully though.

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