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The coronavirus pandemic has made everyone suffer from a varied level of stress. Unfortunately, senior citizens are not left out. Although some can manage stress more than others, the bottom line is they all have it.
In the past few months, the news has been lathered with happenings centered on the pandemic. We hear about rising active cases, death tolls, and some cases of recovery. More bad news than good can instill a grim of fear on anyone, especially the elderly.
Aging has its challenges. And many are faced with sickness. The degree of mental stress faced by senior citizens globally is unimaginable as a result of the viral spread. It’s easy to say, “I’m not going to think about the devastating effect of the pandemic,” but it’s difficult to abide by this simple statement.
The best way to deal with this condition is to embrace positive thinking. Here is how Calregistry suggests seniors can cope with stress despite the spread of the virus.
- Get enough rest
As simple as this sound, it can be challenging for the elderly to do without support. Family members will do a senior member good to encourage their loved ones always to get a nap to ease out the mental stress they might be dealing with at this time.
- Watch a movie
By watching a movie, you can deal with stress. It helps to keep your mind off things that might be burdensome. Seniors need to watch videos together with family members if possible, as this helps to keep the family bond and reassure them of their love for one another.
- Talk to a friend
One way to deal with stress is to connect with a friend you haven’t talked to in a while. Although not an easy task, do your best to void discussing anything about the pandemic. If it does not make sense to meet in person, you can utilize video conferencing tools such as zoom. The instructions are straightforward to follow, and once you show a senior family member how to do it, they should catch on without any problems.
- Take deep breaths
Many medical experts swear by the fact that sitting back and calmly taking deep breaths can lower heart rate and reduce stress. You can also consider prayer or some form of relaxation techniques.
There is no other better time to mess with your house plants. Construct a little garden in front of your home and experiment with different house plants. Studies have shown that spending quality time with nature can reduce stress, especially for the elderly. If you at a location where setting up a garden is impossible, then create an inside garden. Numerous plants grow without natural light; a simple interior garden can offer the same kind of stress and anxiety relief.
Seniors can play their part to curb the spread of the virus in society. Others watching their actions like family and friends will see how it reduces their stress and panic and may give new ideas to those they care about and love. Fear can only make us more vulnerable to contracting the virus. More importantly, they should seek medical advice and counsel when necessary.
Calregistry is more than a senior living locator. We are the company that cares for each and every client’s wellbeing. Call us today to ensure a better and safer living experience tomorrow. 800 775-7575