Typical symptoms for those with COVID-19 are: a fever, insistent cough and shortness of breath. But the elderly with COVID-19 may show atypical symptoms and none of these characteristics. Older bodies can respond to illness and infection differently because of an altered immune response.
For helpful information on reading early signals and danger signs and other compelling factors for the elderly, read the full article by Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News: Seniors with Covid-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say
Estate planning attorney, Terry Garrett, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is active in the Texas and Austin Bar Associations. She graduated with honors from Cornell University. She was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School. She earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School, receiving the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship.
She assists families of people with special needs, people planning for the retirement years and people administering estates.