Senior Mental Health Matters
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.
How Can I Help My Loved One Stay Positive?
One of the easiest ways you can help your senior maintain a positive mental state is by simply spending time with them and encouraging them to spend time with others. Finding groups that meet regularly, like walking groups or books clubs, can open up a world of socialization and friendship for your loved one. In fact, when seniors spend time getting to know strangers it gives them the opportunity to share stories and anecdotes with new people and reinforce memory retention!
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Let’s Look At The Science Behind Socialization
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® Unique?
Well, that would be our caregivers and their commitment to building honest, patient, and compassionate friendships with their seniors. When you work with Comfort Keepers®, your loved one isn’t just getting a home health aide, they’re getting a companion who will work their hardest to ensure all of their needs are met. Whether this means they need a little help or a lot, our caregivers can assist them.
Another way we shine above the rest is through our philosophy called Interactive Caregiving™, which is, essentially, the idea that seniors are healthiest when they are nourished physically, mentally, and socially. They’ll be given the opportunity to have direct involvement in their treatment by working with their caregiver to create meals and activities they can look forward to. We want to your loved one to visit friends, discover new books, finish tough puzzles, whatever makes them happiest and elevates their life!
If you’d like to learn more about Comfort Keepers® exceptional in home care services, our mission philosophy, or would like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online any time or call us at (904) 337-6039.