Experiencing difficult emotions frequently? Think you might need extra support on some days? Feel like you are not able to take control of your situations? There is nothing wrong with having such thoughts. We don’t have to go through hard times alone.

Older adults are more vulnerable to certain stressors such as grief of losing someone, illness, disabilities, and lack of novel experiences amongst others. 

Such stressors can lead to several psychological concerns such as feelings of isolation, helplessness, dullness, irritation, etc.

While aging is inevitable and imperative to our growth, certain brain conditions such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can blow these symptoms out of proportion and cause drastic changes in our lives. 

Older adults who are not going through dementia must also practice strategies to work on their mental health. Let’s discuss how:

Engaging in a routine

Maintaining a sense of routine by following up on daily activities as well as indulging in hobbies can make the person feel empowered. 

One must customize their work completion expectations and be practical in their approach. It’s fine to have no clear objectives and to approach tasks from a variety of perspectives.

Taking care of physical health

The benefits of mental healthcare have to be supplemented by properly looking after our physical health. 

This includes taking prescribed medications on time, seeing the doctor regularly, arranging memory exams, obtaining adequate rest, and many other preventative measures.

Seek support

Reaching out to our caregivers and sharing our diagnosis can be a difficult experience. The right company can not only support you but also prove to be beneficial and reinforce healing. 

Caregivers can also join support groups and access mental health resources such as talk therapy to process their feelings.

Avoiding Overstimulation

Creating a safe environment that accommodates the behaviors of the person with dementia must be the utmost priority. 

One can avoid surrounding noise or uncomfortable spaces to make sure that the person feels cared for.

Revive the brain

Mental exercises like puzzles can keep the brain active and prevent further decline. Consulting a doctor during that time can be helpful to find out which exercises are more important than others.
While dementia might feel like a life-altering experience, one can focus on maintaining a positive attitude and remaining strong in the face of the situation. It is possible to lead a meaningful life with dementia and at Custom Care Solutions, we want to support you the best we can in that process. You can access free resources on our website and reach out to our professionals anytime.

From our team to yours, we keep you in our thoughts, prayers, and hearts and we are thankful for each of you. May blessings be yours this Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

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