Learning About Senior Wellness
Senior health and wellness can be an incredibly complicated topic, but it doesn’t have to be. We know that as we age there will be things that become more difficult for us to do on our own and this can take a toll on us physically. It is important, however, not to overlook the mental health strain aging can cause.
How Can I Help My Loved One?
One of the best ways to help your loved one achieve better mental health is to encourage them to socialize, both inside and outside of their normal circle. Spending time with friends or family is excellent, of course, but by making new connections seniors have more possibility to grow. Groups like mall walking or book clubs offer new opportunities for your loved one to share their thoughts, tell stories from their life, and make new friends.
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What’s The Science?
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.
Why Should I Choose Comfort Keepers®?
At Comfort Keepers®, our goal is to uplift your loved one and maintain their happiness while allowing them to live as independently as possible in their own home. We do this by choosing caregivers who are not only patient and compassionate, but dedicated to building trust and friendship with your loved one. Your senior will receive as much assistance as they require, whether that means helping with daily chores, cooking, or simply spending time together.
Another way we foster friendships is through our unique approach to caregiving called Interactive Caregiving™. This means that we will care for your loved one’s mental, physical, and social needs to ensure that they are as happy and healthy as they can be. Their caregiver will create activities for them to look forward to, like visits to friends or senior centers, solving crosswords, or listening to music. We want them to do more than just view.
If you’d like to learn more about senior health and wellness, what makes our caregivers unbeatable, or our care services, please contact us online or call us at (919) 504-2473. Our operators are available 24/7 to answer your questions and schedule your free in home consultation.