Dec 13 / Engaging at Home™

Making Connections and Reducing the Risk of Depression in Older Adults

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It's crucial for us to stay socially active, no matter our age or situation. Adults living with dementia often experience isolation due to feelings of confusion and loneliness. Adults who are medically vulnerable also may have the added stress of physical isolation during the pandemic or due to their own illnesses. Older adults may also feel isolated after losing their partner, their friends and family, by living alone, or due to chronic illness or hearing loss. As care partners, it’s important to foster opportunities for engagement and connection in a safe environment for your loved one.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, building social connections, learning new things and engaging with the outside world can reduce the risk of depression, support brain health, and even potentially delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. One of our core values  at Engaging at Home™ is to provide opportunities for social connection for older adults. This core value is built into every facet of our programming.

But Engaging at Home™ is more than just about keeping older adults connected and engaged! We provide activities designed to involve older adults on every level, including social connection, fun activities and different opportunities for visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning. This year, we were thrilled to be recognized by the 2021 Maude's Awards for pioneering innovative ways to improve quality of life of people living with dementia and memory loss and helping connect them to the world around them.

It may be difficult to find quality activities for your loved one living with dementia, especially ones that treat them with the respect and dignity that they deserve. Engaging at Home™ provides structured, interactive programs that can be used at your convenience and tailored to your special loved one. Our innovative programs are built on the latest in healthcare research and trends in memory care.

You can read more about the Maude Awards, Engaging at Home™ and see other recognized innovations in Alzheimer’s and dementia care in their free 2021 Innovations in Alzheimer’s Care Handbook.

Engaging at Home™ provides an at-home engagement program bringing love, compassion, and validation to those affected by dementia and their families. Reach us via email at info@engagingathome.com or by calling (602) 418-5196.  
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