The role relationships and social interactivity play in our day to day life is staggering. The ability to craft trusting, caring and loving relationships is vital to our wellbeing. Whether the relationship is professional, platonic, or even romantic, it plays a significant role in helping us achieve a feeling of social belonging.
Some may say, there has yet to be a generation in American history as inspiring as the Greatest Generation; a term coined by Tom Brokaw. Many of which, at very young ages, lived through the Great Depression and bravely answered the call of duty to World War II. The turmoil of the times, while difficult, produced one of the most resilient groups of Americans.
At Brickmont Assisted Living, we believe that everyone deserves to be happy and to truly achieve happiness, one must practice self-love. Have you ever heard the phrase, “You have to love yourself before you love somebody else?” Whether or not you believe this statement to be true, it is essential always to remember to remain positive to feel good about yourself.
When caring for an elder loved one, it can be difficult to realize whether or not they are showing signs of needing medical attention. It is a common misconception a senior may believe that experiencing specific symptoms are common factors of aging. Ignoring certain symptoms, such as loss of balance, memory deterioration, and loss of appetite can pose to be extremely dangerous. Luckily, there are various methods for figuring out if your loved one requires any medical attention.
While social media may seem like the younger generation only uses it, that’s simply not the case. According to a 2016 study, 62% of adults 65 and older use Facebook, and that percentage continues to rise. Social wellness is an integral part of a person’s overall health, especially for seniors. Social media can help fulfill a person’s need for community and social engagement. Let’s take a look at five ways it can positively impact the lives of seniors.
Exercise is an important part of everyone’s health, regardless of your mobility status. One of the biggest myths in exercise for seniors is that you cannot exercise if you are in a wheelchair. This is simply not true! There are regimens completely based around exercising in a chair. There is some level of safe exercise for everyone, but you may want to inquire with your doctor before starting a new exercise regimen.
If your parent or loved one has a memory impairment, it can be emotionally challenging at times. It is hard to see the one you care deeply about lose their train of thought, or even more emotionally distraught, forget who you are. The wrong way to deal with this situation, which unfortunately does happen, is if someone ignores their loved one. Here at Brickmont, we know that the benefits of doing activities with a parent with memory challenges outweigh any of the obstacles.
With the increase of online social communities, the evaluation of social interaction has changed considerably in the last few decades. However, one thing remains consistent - the absence of social interactions leads to isolation.
Topics: Social Wellness