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How to Prevent Depression in the Elderly

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Being a provider of personal care and companionship services, we help make sure that our senior clients’ are in good mental health.

And while there is no foolproof way to surely avoid depression, there are things you can do to help keep you mentally healthy. Here are our tips on reducing the risk of depression in the elderly:

  • Keep up your socializing. You can still go out and have fun as you become older. Invite your family over, arrange a brunch date with your pals, or be cordial with your neighbors. Stay in touch with your loved ones. 
  • Maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Healthy eating lowers your chances of developing certain illnesses that might lead to depression. To keep your independence, it’s crucial to combine it with frequent, moderate physical exercise. Ask your doctor what workouts you should be doing.
  • Always maintain your composure. Make every effort to control or reduce your stress. To control your stress, try yoga, deep breathing exercises, or other types of meditation. You should also get regular, good-quality sleep.
  • Consider home care services as well. Not only can they help with your daily living activities. but they can also provide you with a companion. They can help boost your mental health, keep you safe, and help you with your needs.

If you are in need of comprehensive care in Bethesda, Maryland, worry no more because SERENITY ESTATE HOME CARE is here to help you!

We offer a wide range of home care programs including palliative care, meal preparation, chronic care management, and transportation, among others. Our goal is to make high-quality home care services accessible to the community.

For oncology care in Maryland and more, feel free to reach out to us.

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