There are many things you can do to help prevent or manage mental health issues such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Some factors that can contribute to higher levels of mental health conditions include:
- social exclusion
- financial hardship
- loss of independence
- bullying or discrimination in the workplace or social situations
- ill health or going through multiple medical procedures
- issues with self-acceptance
- coming to terms with an acquired disability
Five ways to improve quality of life for seniors
Quality of life as we age has long been a topic of discussion by Governments, experts, and aged care advocates, trying to unravel how to best accommodate the needs and wishes of Australia's older generation.
Nutrition and good eating is essential for an older person.
It promotes a healthy mind and body, which will help keep you capable of living independently at home for longer.
As we age, our taste and smell decreases, which will impact on eating habits and enjoyment of food.
Dementia advocacy groups advocate for older people to keep their minds active as an important preventative measure to the development of dementia or the acceleration of dementia.
Studies over the years have backed this standpoint, with many different researchers finding that puzzles can stimulate the brain and keep older people sharp while also delaying the onset of memory loss.
Family and friends found video calls a great way to keep in touch with their older loved ones so they don't feel too isolated from the outside world. Check out our selection of easy to use video call watches and safety devices here under Personal Technology.
Personal alarms, also known as panic alarms or medical alarms, are one such product that can assist you in feeling safe while in your home or out in the community.
These devices have accelerators that can detect falls, which can provide reassurance to the wearer so they can take more risks and live independently.
Even if you haven't had a fall, you can press the button on your personal alarm device to call for help if you have a medical episode or don't feel right.
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