Mental health deceleration among elders is significantly related to physical health. Physical health deterioration causes sickness which affect the change of body. It affects directly to mental health.
3 main factors of mental health issue in elders are:
– Health problems
– Financial problems
– Social problems
3 This problem causes elders to devalue and depress themselves. Lacking of self-pride will exacerbate health issues.
Good practices for healthy mental conditions among elders are:
1. Being a good company
Elders always bring nostalgic story up as they were beautiful memories which is different from what they’re facing now. So, you can support their healthy mental conditions by sharing the thoughts and talking about nostalgic stories with them. This pride will bring the smile on their faces.
2. Word choice
With or without intention, words can hurt the elders’ feeling as they normally devalue themselves. Careless word choice can exacerbate the conditions. Avoid the words which make them feel negligent.
3. Find Hobbies
Do not let them stay alone. They might spend those free times trailing the nostalgic thoughts. Having hobbies will allow them to spend more time with family members and get them occupied to avoid mental health issues.
4. Value the elders
You should have nice words, actions, or the thought of how you can make them value themselves or see how much important they are in the family.
The elders are the important person who needs love, attention, and the best care.