After getting into an elder age, the character of them becomes more demanding and changes a lot. Their thought gets much more negative with growing age. At this time our parents feel annoyed with us and unsatisfied with our care. This situation makes them more uncomfortable and much angrier. In this age they become selfish, and they demand the care they want as they let us grow up and sacrificed their needs for us. At this stage, our parents become distracted and much lonelier. This loneliness is very difficult to be eliminated from the life of our elders. Respite care of your parents must be taken under amount.
To remove this loneliness, we must be with our parents always. It is our responsibility to take care of your elderly parents. As parents are the ones who never let us alone in our difficult times and they were always with us like a shadow. So it makes a complete duty for us to take care of our parents in this difficult time. In this age our parents are weak to even move correctly so we must help them with their everything and even support them when they are wrong. . The fulfillment of their needs and necessities should be our utmost priority. We should give much attention to their physical and mental health and should do everything possible to make them feel comfortable. Taking care of the older adults is not difficult but there are certain steps and if we follow them the elderly care becomes even easier. If you are a busy personality with your work. And you need to work for the demands of your family and elders. The demands are very important t be fulfilled especially of your parents who can’t even bare a bit shock against their weak health. Even people who are busy with their work can get benefited if they can follow these steps as they are very easy to perform and can be very efficient for your aging parents.
In this age your parents are weak from the inside and they also become very weak from the outside. As everything has an expiry date so our organs and our different body parts after a long usage become weaker and get close to their expiry date. In this age every organ of our body has been used enough and some parts of our body even faced some injuries our infections. These injuries and infection might be healed at a stage but they will definitely affect you in your elderly age. So at this time you require proper diet to remain healthy and fit .Proper diet is the most important element of living a healthy life. Health problems such as heart diseases, blood pressure, diabetes, deficiency of Vitamins especially vitamin D and minerals, etc. are faced by the older adults. These deficiencies can be improved by taking adequate diet which fulfills them. A high portion of fruits and vegetables should be added in their diet as they fulfill most of the vitamin and mineral requirement while meat specifically red meal should be avoided at this age. Proper diet helps in developing their immune system.
2. Time Management
One of the biggest steps which must be included in the care of older adults is their proper and timely schedule. There might come a time in the day when the older adult is alone at home than in such circumstances he might panic which can affect his health in both manners that is either physically or even mentally. Therefore in such situations, the pre-planned schedule proves to be very beneficial.
The elder care provider hired must be professional and experienced. He should know how to handle the senior citizens in different situations as the older adults rely on the care provider. The situation at times may become worse, but the care provider must be smart enough to handle the elderly in that particular condition.
To live a healthy life exercise is very necessary. Regular exercise is essential for all, but in case of the senior citizens then it has even more utmost importance. Physical activities not only help them in staying fit for a long time but also controls diseases like blood pressure, heart problems, bone and joint problems and osteoporosis
5. Measures to be taken at home
There are certain places at home which may prove dangerous for the elderly and bathroom is one of them. They feel difficulty in balancing themselves. Therefore to overcome this difficulty grab bars should be installed in the bathroom. This will help them in balancing and even from falling at times.
6. Physical disorder
Physical challenges are faced by the people of all age but with growing age as the strength lessen they face much more difficulty in fulfilling those challenges. Their challenges become even harder if they suffer from dementia in which they forget things, dates, seasons, etc. by helping them in their challenges it becomes much easier to figure out the mental state and the condition, and you can help them to overcome the condition.
7.Meet their demands
As already mentioned parents in their elderly age become more annoying and their sense becomes as weak as small kids. In this age they have much poorer and negative sense. They start thinking about all the stuff they bought for us and the expenses and struggles they did to make us happy. In this situation if you ignore the elders this can lead to a bigger mental disorder for them and can cause further big problem to end resulting in death. To avoid this you should listen to your parents and give them proper time daily. You must fulfill all the demands they have for you so that they can have a better satisfactory character.
This post is written by Chris Palmer who is a comedian and a public speaker. He has got a lot of valuable information about dementia and elderly care. He regularly blogs at https://www.agespace.org/