Health And Happiness Of Your Elderly
By: Roland Millaner, Copywriter
People often get their priorities wrong in society today.
So concerned are the majority with material objects, they often
neglect their own health.
Unfortunately this a sad consequence of the materialistic world in
which we live.
However, there are some exceptions and we should all take pride
If you care for another individual in any way then you are
obviously one of those special people.
Caring for a relative can be extremely rewarding and enhance your
However, it can also bring a significant amount of worry and
stress, especially if the individual in question is elderly and infirm.
There are many elements of life to consider for the individual that
you care for that we often take for granted in our own lives.
Health is indeed one of them, and perhaps the most important
consideration of all.
Here is your quick guide to safeguarding the health of elderly
relatives under your care.
DIET- It is extremely important that you make sure that elderly
relatives are fulfilling all of their nutritional requirements on a
As they can be extremely vulnerable and prone to illness, a healthy
diet is paramount in ensuring that they continue to be as healthy
and happy as possible.
Firstly, any diet should be low in fat and salt.
Both dietary substances can slow down recovery from any illness if
consumed in large amounts.
Salt and fat are both absorbed into the blood and make circulation
Too much fat can also block the arteries.
Instead, you should focus on making sure that the individual gets
plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to provide essential vitamins
and minerals for tissue regeneration as well as plenty of fibre to
ensure that bowel action is regular.
MENTAL STATE - You should do all you can to make sure that
your elderly relative is happy and comfortable in his or her
You are in control of his or her everyday life, but establishing a
routine can help to make it look like that is not the case.
This also alleviates panic and stress.
PHYSICAL BEING - You should encourage the senior in your care
to get regular health checks to make sure that everything is
Any changes in health should be noted and checked out on at least
a six weekly basis.
This regularity will soon form part of a routine, which would afford
the senior in question a level of comfort, but it would also lead to
any illnesses and diseases being diagnosed very quickly.
This can significantly improve the long-term health of any
individual and alert you to anything that may need to be observed
in the future.
EXERCISE - A senior may not be physically able to exercise on a
daily basis, but getting twenty minutes of gentle exercise tow or
three times a week will make them fell infinitely better than if they
were to get no exercise at all.
Shopping can be considered exercise if he or she is walking around
Other similar activities that get the individual out of the house,
such as walking a dog or gardening, are also exercise and can
improve health in the long term.
These activities will all stretch out joints and alleviate stiffness and
It will also improve general health because it gets the juices flowing!