Leading a happy, meaningful life is something we all strive for. However, as we age and age-related difficulties start to occur, it can be increasingly hard to enjoy life. In Canada, more and more people older than 60 are depressed, with estimates that a whopping 1.8 million seniors live with mental health problems and illnesses.
Why is it crucial for older adults to take care of their mental health?
Common signs of depression in older adults include attitude and behavior changes, isolation and withdrawal in themselves, weight loss, and lack of interest in activities they previously enjoyed.
While all of this may sound grim, the good news is that seniors can improve their mental health and consequently quality of life through pleasurable activities like:
At Comfort Keepers, we understand the challenges older adults face on a daily basis. We create personalized care plans to overcome those difficulties and increase life quality for all our clients. Our expert caregivers can provide transportation to social events and outings, offer meaningful companionship and interaction, teach your loved one how to use computers and cell phones to stay in touch with family and friends, and support physician-designed diet and exercise regimes. Contact us to learn more about how we can help your loved one and schedule your free at-home consultation! We hope to hear from you soon!
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