There’s an old saying that “laughter is the best medicine”, but will laughing more also benefit those with serious medical conditions like cancer, dementia and heart disease? Many studies have shown that humor and laughter are beneficial for people with chronic illnesses- notably those aged 65-and-over.
More and more older Americans are choosing to independently age in place at home every year, including many who are well into their 70s and 80s. One way that this empowered generation of seniors is staying more physically active and independent is by exercising. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place senior who needs more exercise, have you considered introducing them to Yoga?
As a senior caregiver it’s also important to keep their hands busy and minds sharp through various activities. Crafts are a great way to spend some quality time together, and there are literally dozens of fun craft ideas for seniors to choose from. Here are 5 fun craft ideas for seniors that should bring a smile to both your faces.
Experts on aging have found that when a senior participates in activities while positively interacting with others, it typically results in a longer, healthier and happier life. For many caregivers, entertaining aging loved ones is also rewarding when it comes to their own health and wellbeing. If you’re currently serving as a caregiver, here are 5 fun activities you can do with seniors guaranteed to make them smile.