Seniors and Socialization: The Key to Mental Wellness
Part of understanding senior health and wellness is knowing that it can be common for aging individuals to become frustrated or overwhelmed when they realize daily tasks have become more difficult for them. These changes can not only take a toll on seniors physical health, but on their mental health as well.
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How Can I Help My Loved One Stay Positive?
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!
Understanding The Science Behind Socializing
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® Personal Touch
At Comfort Keepers®, our goal is to provide seniors with as much assistance as they need while allowing them to live independently in their homes and part of what makes us unique is our caregivers. When you choose to work with one of our caregivers your loved one is not only going to receive the best possible in home care, but also a friend. Our caregivers are passionate about creating trusting relationships with their seniors and ensuring their families that their loved one is comfortable and happy.
Another thing that sets our approach to senior health and wellness apart is our philosophy called Interactive Caregiving™. This is our way of ensuring that your loved one is nourished physically, mentally, and socially. We want seniors to be able to take an active role in their care, so their caregiver can work with them to create physical, mental, and social activities for them to look forward to. We want your loved one to visit friends, do puzzles, listen to music, and live their best life.
If you’d like to learn more about senior health and wellness, our Interactive Caregiving™ philosophy, or would like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online any time or call us at (703) 520-2189.