As you get older, there are many things that can cause aging and depression. The good news is that you don’t have to accept that depression is going to be your way of life forever. There’s much you can do to feel good again.
The way that we adapt to the stresses in our lives can determine how long we live. People who manage their life stresses usually have a better functioning immune system, and are better able to cope in today’s society. One way to help to relieve stress is to surround yourself with family and friends. A study of elderly heart attack patients found that people who had 2 or more close friends had twice the one-year survival rate of those who were alone.
Muscle Strength. Your local gym is not just a place for body builders. A study done by Dr. Maria Fiatarone asked 10 chronically ill assisted living management residents to lift weights 3 times a week over a 2-month period. The results were surprising: the participants’ average walking speed nearly tripled and their balance improved by half. A weight lifting regime does not have to be complicated. A qualified weight lifting instructor could design a fitness regime to suit people of any age or activity level.
The cats, older now as well, love to sit on a lap and cuddle, get brushed and show their affection. They just need someone who will love them the way George did.
Gas was selling for $.32 cents a gallon, heating fuel oil was in the same category. There was no incentive to worry about conservation of any kind. The average mobile home was constructed of 2×2″ walls with 1/8″ paneling on the inside and stamped steel or aluminum sheets as the siding, or outer layer.
Now letâEUR(TM)s take a look at personnel in home care. The first obvious thing is the individual gets to stay home in their home. At home care allows one on one care, or even two caregivers to one client if needed. So the level of care is greater. Nurses can still come out two to three times a week for checkups. Being at home, gives the individual a feeling of security and continuity of living. An individual can continue with their life with help from a caregiver, going on outings and social events.
You may also want to consider alternative treatment such as acupuncture, massage, and reflexology to improve your mood. Aging and depression don’t have to go hand in hand when you work to stay healthy.