Self-esteem does fluctuate during the span of a person’s life, but there is a notable decline starting in most people in their 60s. Lower levels of self-esteem can lead to poorer physical health as well as mental health, speeding up the aging process. Try these activities to improve the self-esteem of a senior you love.
Seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia may find their cognitive abilities decline rapidly and their sense of personal identity slip away, but they are often still able to recall cherished memories from the past. This strong bond to familiar people, places, and experiences is the basis for a special form of therapy for individuals with dementia – reminiscence therapy.
It’s pretty common among middle-aged people to forget their car keys, have someone’s name at the tip of their tongue but can’t remember it, or get the details of a memory wrong. If people in their 40s can be prone to such memory lapses, can you imagine how it must be for our elderly loved ones in their 70s or older?