Best Techniques to Relieve Stress among Seniors

Best Techniques to Relieve Stress among Seniors

Stress among seniors is often wrongly assumed to be part of the aging process. Here, we look at some factors that to be aware of, and some of the treatments available.

Best Techniques to Relieve Stress among Seniors - Lantern Lifestyle

 Techniques to relieve stress

  • Meditate
  • Focus on Breathing
  • Reach Out
  • Exercise
  • Laugh
  • Listen to Music
  • Be grateful
  • Stay Positive
  • Do something fun
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Read a book
  • Spend time with a friend
  • Accept that you can’t control everything
  • Plan ahead to handle stressful situations

Need to be aware of

  • Emotional numbness
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness
  • Fatigue
  • Anorexia
  • Isolation
  • Abandoning hobbies
  • Lack of interest in activities you used to enjoy
  • Concentration and memory problems
  • Feelings of guilt or shame
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Lack of motivation
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Increase or decrease in appetite or weight
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Constipation

Stress relief activities among Seniors

  • Sports
  • Creativity
  • Travel
  • Studying
  • Walking
  • Favorite hobby
  • Playing with Grandchildren

Treating stress among seniors

  • A treatment plan should be outlined by the family and senior to outline the goats, and when they should be reviewed
  • Antidepressant drugs are used in medical treatment
  • 70% of those with moderate depression show signs of improvement with antidepressants
  • Psychological treatment, including cognitive therapy or behavior therapy
  • Meeting and socialising with others in similar circumstances can be helpful
  • Complementary medicine, in conjunction with your doctor, has increased in popularity. Some methods include acupuncture and homeopathy.

How Friends and Family can help Seniors

  • Listen and try to understand without judging
  • Help them to maintain routine and improve morale
  • Offer emotional support, as many seniors suffering from depression, may not have the confidence to talk or entertain.
  • Offer practical help with meal preparation, laundry, or transport to the doctor when possible 
  • Keep a positive outlook and provide  reassurance that the situation will improve 

Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

  • Arthritis
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Influenza & Pneumonia

To learn more about how to be supportive and efficient as you and your loved ones deal with this major life change, contact us at Make seniors stress-free. 

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