Frailty and loss:
Both you and your parents know that frailty and loss of independence can be the beginning of a downward spiral.
In fact, new research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network, confirmed that 90% of seniors put loss of independence at the top of their list of aging worries. It is a valid concern and one that is acknowledged by family caregivers and professionals who work with older adults every day. However, there is good news about aging.
Staying physically active:
While staying physically active may be a challenge for seniors, getting your loved one moving may help prevent and even reverse signs of frailty. Dr. Stephanie Studenski, one of the nation's foremost authorities and researchers on mobility, balance disorders, and falls in older adults, says that through activity, seniors build both physical and mental reserves that can help their bodies better tolerate problems that come with aging.
Physical and emotional well-being:
In this workshop, we're going to give you the information you need to determine if your parents are being affected – both physically and emotionally – by aging.
We'll talk about the fears brought about by aging, what constitutes frailty and how it can be prevented or even reversed. Then, we'll give you a number of exercises to help your senior loved one stay strong – mind, body and soul.
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