Category: senior stress
Moving to a retirement residence can be stressful but it usually improves your life. ComfortLife.ca showcases the best residences and helps you make the change.
You’ve organized your suite and it feels quite comfortable. You’ve strolled the grounds enough to know your way around. There’s just one more area to conquer—the dining room.
Making the decision to move into a retirement community is usually a difficult one to make for retirees and for their families. Even more difficult, is the laborious process of visiting and evaluating the many different retirement communities and trying to decide which one is for you! They all look great and have various levels of services and facilities that its very easy to get caught up in the glitter and gold.
"Living at home is free, why move?" is the most common mindset when seniors are asked about the option of moving to a retirement community. But is aging at home really free? With the unforeseen costs of in-home care assistance, home retro fitting or transportation assistance, many retirees may not realize that aging at home is not as "free" as believed especially if unanticipated health issues were to arise.
It is important to take time each day to spend for and on yourself. It may seem you don’t have the time, it is selfish, or there are more important things to do. In fact, in the scheme of things and as a caregiver, one of the most important things you can do each day is to spend at least ten to fifteen minutes on yourself. By doing so, you help yourself as well as those around you. Those ten to fifteen minutes spent on yourself can help you relax, ease tension, and refresh yourself. That time can help you return to your caregiver tasks with renewed energy and a new perspective.
Traditionally, men have been reluctant to acknowledge that they’re feeling depressed, and even more unwilling to seek medical help. However, say Todd Patkin and Dr. Howard J. Rankin, depression is not a sign of weakness—it’s a medical condition that men need to know about and watch for. It’s a matter of health!
Canadian researchers recently found that when doctors prescribed exercise to older adults who lived inactive lives, positive changes in their health occurred including dramatic decreases in weight, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels, as well as improved blood flow to the heart and brain.
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Many seniors experience depression because of lost loved ones, loneliness or physical limitations. But depression is not inevitable if you are social.
Seniors can help themselves to alleviate depression with regular exercise. It improves mood, strength and balance and sleep.
The timeless wisdom, "We are what we eat," is as valid as ever, especially for seniors. It can even impove mood and help avoid depression.
When you move to a retirement home you need to become friends with existing groups. It can feel like high school but it will work out.