Mindfulness for Seniors
Meditation is a process that involves training the mind to focus, relax and redirect your thoughts. Meditation has many potential physical and psychological benefits for seniors, including better focus, enhanced calmness, less stress, and improved sleep. Meditation has been proven as a way to help people feel at peace. For seniors, meditation is the key to aging gracefully as it reduces feelings of despair and chronic illnesses.
Benefits of meditation
- Reduces anxiety
- Reduces and controls blood pressure
- Relieves digestive problems and symptoms
- Prevents and treats depression
- Minimizes the effects of race and age bias
- Improves cognition
- Increases body satisfaction and Alleviates muscle tension
- Reduces mental distractions
- Regulates cortisol levels
- Lowers the risk of stress-like diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol
Types of meditation include:
There are many resources available on the internet that can guide you to learn to meditate – just like anything in life, it takes time and practice. To begin, you should start by deciding on the type of mediation you would like to practice, as there are many. The most common types of meditation include
- Mindfulness meditation
- Spiritual meditation
- Movement meditation
- Focused Meditation
- Transcendental meditation
- Visualisation meditation
- Loving-kindness meditation
- Mantra meditation
It’s often believed that cognition, memory and brain health inevitably decline with age. Meditation is not about fixing anything but It’s about changing the perceptions of its practitioners. When incorporated in senior living, meditation paves the way for many health benefits, aiding them in their golden years. A healthy lifestyle that combines moderate exercise, a nutritious diet and regular mental stimulation can help prevent and slow the progression of many age-related health conditions.
How can Absolute Senior Home Care help you?
Our team of caregivers specializes in providing one-on-one assistance in all areas of personal care and companionship. Our caregivers are fully trained and have years of experience in senior care. We ensure daily proper diets are followed, medications are taken timely, offer proper hygiene and personal care assistance, encourage daily activities and exercise, and give our clients the companionship needed to socialize during our visits. We specialize in personalized in-homecare based on our client’s needs and conditions. Our caregivers are fully background screened and are Registered Home Care Aides with the State of California Home Care Bureau. They are fully trained in COVID-19 Prevention Compliance methods.
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