Five Ways to Improve Quality of Life for the Elderly or Sick
You care for an elderly parent, relative or sick friend. Perhaps you call, to brighten up their day. Maybe you do much more. Bringing happiness to their life is very rewarding but can sometimes be challenging.
However, you can’t be there all the time. Studies show that loneliness and social isolation can impact gravely on quality of life and well-being. There’s a significant and lasting effect on blood pressure, and links to poor sleep, dementia & Alzheimer’s, depression and higher mortality rates. What can you do?
FREE! Articles on Improving Quality of Life
View Part 1 – How To Keep Memories Alive & Maintain Independance
Konnekt’s free series of articles offers tips on improving the quality of life for the elderly or those with a chronic illness or disability. In this part 1, we share suggestions on how to keep memories alive, raise self-esteem and maintain independence.
View Part 2 – How to Prevent Unwanted Calls and Protect Against Fraud
Scammers and fraudsters can cost you and your loved ones thousands of dollars. All they need is a phone number. Those living alone are most vulnerable. Part 2 shows you several techniques to detect, screen and block calls from strangers, telemarketers and those wanting to take your money.
View Part 3 – How to Reduce the Worry and Check on Loved Ones More Easily
Those who care for isolated individuals constantly worry about falls, illness and being unable to contact them during emergencies. Part 3 shares recommendations to make it easier for you to get in touch to check that they’re OK.
View Part 4 – How to Reduce Phone Fear and Relieve Answering Anxiety
Many elderly and isolated people are scared of their phone. In this part 4, we discuss approaches to reducing fear of the phone and the possibility of unwanted callers, and help relieve the anxiety of answering.
View Part 5 – How to Reduce Loneliness, Social Isolation and Connected Health Risks
Studies show that loneliness and social isolation are connected to physical and psychological health problems. Part 5 reviews these linkages and considers ways to improve the happiness and wellbeing of those who are often on their own.