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We don't stop playing cause we grow old...we grow old because we stop playing. Take some time to get physical. Movement on a regular basis is beneficial to your brain and heart. Stretching also helps to improve your balance and overall body health.

Give your brain a little workout daily with puzzles or card games, try learning a new hobby or playing an instrument. Mental stimulation is helps with memory loss.

Engage with others and participate in social activities. Humans are social beings and interaction is essential to every aspect of our health. Having a strong network of support or strong community bonds will foster our emotional and physical health as we age.

#gracefulheathyaging

You need caring people in your life to support you as you care for your older adult. Even though you may need to make an effort to keep them close, reach out to family and friends. Those relationships help you reduce stress, prevent isolation, and boost your mood. So...

1. Connect with people

2. Lean on deeper relationships too 3. Express your true feelings 4. Accept praise

Source:

https://dailycaring.com/4-ways-to-overcome-caregiver-loneliness-in-dementia-care/


An older adult is someone aged 60 or older. The CDC defines elder abuse as: “An intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk or harm to an older adult". Elder abuse can take various forms such as financial, physical, psychological, and sexual. It can also be the result of intentional or unintentional neglect.


We need to think and talk about elder abuse if we are to stop it from happening.


Mother Edwards