Friendship: The Key To Mental Wellness in Opelika, AL
For many, senior health and wellness is a complicated topic, especially when you factor in mental health. Countless seniors will experience feelings like frustration or fatigue as they age and realize they can do everything they once could. Sadly, these emotions can take a toll on seniors mental health, but there are ways you can help.
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Socialization Can Help
One of the best ways to help your loved one maintain their happiness is by encouraging them to socialize with friends and family or people from outside their normal social circle. Making new connections can help foster happiness and offers the opportunity for seniors to share their thoughts, memories and make new friends. It may even help improve their memory and ability to recall previous events by strengthening the connections they have to positive memories!
What’s The Science Behind It All
Researchers give neurotransmitters the credit for the mental health benefits of socializing. While talking with AARP about this subject, Lou Cozolino, a psychologist and professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, believes that the release of oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin into the brain creates this effect. When a person’s brain releases these three neurotransmitters, stress is reduced and it’s easier to feel a sense of well-being and contentment.
What Makes Comfort Keepers® Different?
The relationships our caregivers have with their seniors goes far beyond simply helping with chores. When you choose to work with Comfort Keepers®, your loved one will be cared for by someone who is a companion as well as an in home caregiver. They will provide as much or as little assistance as your senior needs while working to create a trusting relationship with them and ensuring they are comfortable and happy.
Above all, our goal is to elevate the human spirit and we instill that in our caregivers. One of the ways we accomplish this is through our unique approach to elder care called Interactive Caregiving™. This means that we will work to keep your senior engaged mentally, physically, and socially in order for them to have the best quality of life and care while remaining in the home they worked for.
If you’d like to learn more about the Comfort Keepers® approach to senior health and wellness, our caregivers, or would like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online any time or call us at (334) 530-6293.