Apr 12, 2018 by Shannon Meller
It is a common feeling for seniors to feel overwhelmed or frustrated when they are unable to handle their daily tasks. This happens with aging, but it is not something that seniors will easily become accustomed to. They want to remain independent and they want their freedom without strings attached. One of the changes that comes along with age is a decline in mental acuity. This then leads to problems with memory and can plague your senior. Because of this, their caregiver will work to promote friendships and socialization.
One of the first ways that your loved one’s caregiver will promote a healthy mind is through socialization. It can help to better the mind and keep it on its toes. Any type of interaction that occurs with others outside of your senior’s circle is able to help your loved one’s emotional and mental health.
Another way that your loved one’s caregiver will help keep their mind active is by helping them meet new people and share their stories and memories. Recollection of old memories and stories is a good workout for the mind and will ensure that your loved one’s brain stays sharp.
Seniors enjoy sharing their stories with others and if your loved one has been cooped up indoors, he or she will be glad to get out and meet new people.
Friendships are important, and every senior should have friends that they can turn to. Our team does not focus on just helping your loved one complete tasks in their home, but they form friendships with their patients.
If you would like to learn more about our caregiver services or you would like to learn more about mental sharpness, call Comfort Keepers at your convenience.