Friendship, Socialization, And The Way The Affect Your Loved One
There are many facets to senior health and wellness, but that doesn’t mean it has to be an overly complicated topic. For instance, something that many seniors have in common is the feeling of being overwhelmed or frustrated when they realize their daily tasks have become difficult or impossible to do alone. This realization can be particularly damaging to a senior’s mental health, but there are ways you can help.
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Socialization: The Key To Happiness
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!
A Quick 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.
Comfort Keepers® Cares For Your Senior
Part of what sets our in home senior health and wellness care apart from the rest is the commitment our caregivers have to forming genuine friendships with their seniors and their families. We don’t simply arbitrarily assign someone to your loved one, but rather carefully select a caregiver that will become a consistent and caring friend for them. They will be there to provide as much assistance as your senior needs, whether it’s help with daily chores, meal preparation, or simply spending time together. No matter the activity, we’re here to help your loved one elevate their life and write the next chapter in their story.
If you’d like to learn more about our care services, what makes our approach to senior health and wellness unique, or would like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online any time or call us at (267) 293-7434.