Panic attacks in an elderly woman

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    Suggestions on helping my senior mom who is experiencing escalating panic attacks



    When emotions cause overwhelming fear and panic, it is important to listen and then talk to her in a calm comforting voice. Make jokes; tell stories. Look at family pictures or a family album and ask her to tell you a story or help turn the pages. If the caregiver starts noticing increasing panic attacks, he or she should talk to family members as it could point to bigger issues.

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