Beyond performing regular tasks that may be difficult for elderly people, we can’t emphasize enough the importance of finding engaging activities to help our loved ones maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
Here are some tips for interactive caregiving that truly celebrate your loved one’s independence:
- Physical activity helps reduce the severity of illnesses, increases strength, and reduces the risk of falling. Dancing, gardening, and walking are good options.
- Mental stimulation, like crossword puzzles and other brain games, keeps the mind active and facilitates healthy emotional responses.
- Socializing with family and friends makes seniors feel less isolated and promotes brain health. A weekly card game or board game night sounds like fun!
What sorts of activities do you like to do with the older adults in your life? Let me know in the comments below or reach out on LinkedIn.