Staying indoors all the time isn’t good for anyone no matter what the age. Being active is good for the heart and the soul. If you’re caring for the elderly, knowing what their interests were at one time can help determine what you can do for them now. If they like the outdoors then planning an outdoor outing is just what the doctor ordered. Finding out what activities they enjoy can help in planning for a fun day. Maybe they weren’t outdoor folks but they enjoyed a day at the museum. Getting out is important for the emotional well being of one’s mind. Frank Derosky suggests paying attention to their reactions and just observe the elderly to see what they like. Being observant is simple and in no time you’ll learn what they enjoy doing in their spare time. And there’s a lot of spare time in the day and life of an elderly person. To read more log on to: http://www.lifeafterelderly.com/
Older people are still people with likes and dislikes. Even if you’re caring for a person who had lost his memory, he is still a person with likes and dislikes. Paying attention to his needs and how he reacts to his surroundings can give you a better idea of what he enjoys doing. Maybe now that your older person has stepped up to the Golden years, his tasted have changed. What he once liked he may no longer enjoy. When a person’s mind is no longer the same he may not remember what he liked to do in the past. He may not even like the same things he once enjoyed. That is where you come in as the observer in this case. All it takes is a little time on your part and before you know it you’ll know what to do and what outings to plan for the elderly person in your care. To read more visit Frank Derosky’s blog-site at: http://www.lifeafterelderly.com/
Take time to enjoy the elderly-they have so much to offer and you can learn so much from being in their company. Spending time with an older person can be rewarding for you and your family.