Depression is all too common in older adults. It is estimated that over 6 Million adults over 65 suffer from clinical depression, but only 10% receive treatment.
Depression and feelings of loneliness can increase during the holiday season. This is a time of family, friends, and memories of their younger days. They often remember a time when their home was filled with family, friends and now it is empty. These memories can also serve as a reminder of all of the loved ones and friends that have moved away or passed away.
Here are several ways to brighten the Holiday Season for Seniors:
1. Display holiday cards and greetings
2. Set up decorations
3. Plan holiday event outings. Even something as simple as driving through a display of Christmas lights or attending a holiday concert at a church or school.
4. Encourage seasonal volunteering, even if they need a caregiver to accompany them
5. Encourage them to donate presents or time. This provides a sense of purpose and usefulness.
6. Reach out to them and talk to them.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring a Home Care Bloomfield Hills MI, please contact the caring staff at Alliance Senior Care today.
Call (248) 274-2170.