Ideas to Help Your Loved One Maintain Emotional Wellbeing and Increase Activities . .
Keep them updated about news events and watch the news then discuss topics
Let them participate in decision making and participate in family discussions
When they go to the doctors, as long as they are able to comprehend, the doctor should include them when he is explaining a diagnosis or treatment plan
Share stories with them
Encourage your loved one to tell stories
Include your loved one in family functions and invite guests over to visit
Bring grandchildren or great grandchildren to visit or take your loved one to visit them
Watch re-runs of comedy TV shows like Everybody Loves Raymond
Select places they enjoy going such as lunch, social activities, shopping, the park
If they are comfortable, pray with them, read spiritual books, the bible, or magazines like Guideposts and take them to a place of worship. If they welcome all or some the opportunities, honor their requests.
Rent lighthearted movies or watch the Turner Classic Movie station
Play board and card games
Order the book, Exercise and Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging. Call the Information Center at 1-800-222-2225 or visit www.nia.nih.gov /Exercise
Keeping elderly people active helps maintain their emotional, mental and physical health. Of course, you will not be able to do all of these things on your own. That is why it is so important to develop a support system. Even if it is a few close friends, neighbors, members of your church community and relatives who you can depend on to help you out. Caregivers must maintain their emotional wellbeing in order to care for their loved ones.
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