With the snow, sub-zero temperatures, and icy conditions outside, many seniors will be cooped up inside and left isolated for long periods of time throughout the winter. To help keep their physical and mental health optimized, here’s how to reduce the effects of social isolation throughout the season and year-round. Weekly Family Dinners Invite your parents over for dinner once or twice a week. You can cook together, learn a few of their classic recipes, and spend quality time together. This will brighten their weeks by giving them something consistent to look forward to while keeping them socially engaged with…> Read More
We all experience some anxiety throughout our lifetime, but seniors are particularly at risk. What percentage of anxiety is productive vs. debilitating depends on a person’s ability to cope with it. If you are caring for your elderly parent(s), most likely you recognize that they have fears and anxieties. Some of these fears may seem rational and some might seem irrational. Regardless of your perception, they are very real to your senior, and you need to treat them as such. So how exactly do your help seniors cope with anxiety? Here are some tips. Identify the Cause of the Anxiety If you want to make your loved one less fearful, start by discovering what exactly is making them feel insecure and anxious. It is perfectly natural that your aging loved one has some anxiety. They might have dealt with a loss, like that of a spouse, or maybe numerous friends…> Read More
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