With the busy lives that most of us deal with every day, it’s no wonder that some people nowadays spend less time with their elders. However, it is important to make room for them in our lives because if there’s anything that they need the most, it is time and attention from their loved ones.
The first step to take as you celebrate the lives of the elders in your life is to quash all the misconceptions that you may have about seniors so you could better understand them like their temperament, the way they deal with their health, and even their opinion about teaching seniors technology.
There are various myths that younger generations have about seniors that sometimes it affects how we treat them. If you will take the time and spend moments with them perhaps by volunteering on a retirement home or a care home for the elderly, you’ll find out that some of these ideas aren’t really true. Here are some of the misconceptions about seniors that you may need to know.
Not true. According to some research, about 60% of adults over 60 years of age doesn’t feel too old at all. Most of them, especially those who have a positive outlook on life, feel younger than their age.
Although it is true that as one gets older, the health deteriorates due to aging, health experts believe that lifestyle has a lot to do with it. If elderly stays connected with their family and friends, keeps exercising a part of daily routine, choose healthy food options, and manages stress, he will more likely live longer.
False. According to study, happiness and contentment of older adults grow as they turn 50. This is the age where they feel more fulfilled in life and become more in touch with themselves.
Elderly people learn differently but they are willing. However, it would take a lot for the one teaching them especially if the elders are already experiencing hearing or vision loss.
With all these information, here are some of the things that you can do as you celebrate the older adults in your life:
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