Looking At Senior Mental Health in Greensboro, NC
Senior health and wellness can be a complicated topic, with many facets to discuss, but one that you might overlook is mental health. Many seniors will experience feelings of frustration or being overwhelmed as they age and realize that they are having trouble doing everything they once could. Unfortunately, these feelings can cause a decline in seniors' mental health.
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How Can I Help?
One of the best ways you can help your loved one maintain a positive mental state is by spending time with them and encouraging them to spend time with others. Socialization can be incredibly important for good mental health and can even help seniors improve their memory and cognitive function. When your loved one spends time making connections with strangers, they have the opportunity to share their thoughts, feelings, and memories with new people and can potentially make new friends while strengthening memory retention.
Let’s Look At 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.
The Interactive Caregiving™ Difference
Part of what makes our care services different is our commitment to excellence and our unique approach called Interactive Caregiving™. In a nutshell, this means that our caregivers are trained to support your loved one mentally, physically, and socially. Your loved one will be able to take an active role in their care by working with their caregiver to create meals and activities that enrich their life and they can look forward to. Whether this means doing crossword puzzles together, trying new foods, or accompanying you loved one on social visits or to group activities, our caregivers will be there to support your loved one as much as they need.
If you’d like to learn more about what makes Comfort Keepers® in home care exceptional, our care services available in Greensboro, or would like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online any time or call us at (336) 252-4429. We’d love to get started helping your loved one write the next chapter in their story.