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Natural Ways to Improve the Mood of the Elderly

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The elderly are prone to mood swings. This is due to the hormonal changes their bodies experience. Mood swings are natural, but they should be addressed effectively so they don’t affect your elders’ daily lives.

There are many natural activities you can do to improve the mood of your elder while they’re in home health care in Largo, Maryland.

First, you will want to take them out for a walk every day or every other day depending on your schedules. Exposing them to the sun for at least half an hour, or, at most, an hour can have positive effects on the production of melatonin and serotonin. These two bio-chemical regulate the body’s sleeping cycles.

So, a daily walk can work wonders on the amount and quality of sleep your elder gets every day. The more rested they are, the better their moods are going to be the next day.

Second, you will want to encourage them to exercise regularly. You don’t have to make the regimens strenuous. A daily walk, again, can be a good exercise to build the leg muscles, improve balance, boost cardiovascular health, and increase endurance. Most importantly, exercise triggers the release of endorphins, chemicals that make one feel good.

In a nutshell, a simple walk every day is enough to keep your elder in senior care in Maryland in a good mood. It’s natural, inexpensive, and does not tax the body greatly.

If you need help taking care of your relative who’s aging in place, contact us now at Love One Home Healthcare. Our services include home care and companionship services for your loved one.

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