It is very important for you to take care of your old parents. They become weaker and more sensitive. A light wave of any disease can make them ill or even lead them to die. With time their body organs stop working as they used to do at some age. They get into many problems including blood pressures, sugar problems, diabetes and even some heart infections. As their body becomes weaker, the diseases affect them with higher magnitudes. At this age, the white blood cells in an immune system even become weaker, so the healing power of a body is badly affected. This means their survival strength is not capable of a good fight and even a minor infection can be a big one for them.
In this situation, it is very difficult for you to maintain their health when many precautions are required especially at home. But these five ways are easy and compatible for you to take care of your parents at home.
1- Buy them separate utensils
The biggest and the most harmful diseases spread through each another. As mentioned earlier elders are weak and sensitive so these diseases can harm their body a lot. Diseases spread when your blood or saliva reaches another person body. When same utensils are used then germs of a person can get into an elders body to harm their health. To avoid this to happen you can take an easy measure of changing your utensils or buying new utensils for your elders. This measure is easy to do but helps us a lot with our parents care and better health.
2- Clean environment
Most of the germs and diseases transfer through the environment. The environment among the elders must be clean. There should be no waste of medicines or other harmful material which can cause more illness for your parents. This can even cause dementia which can be a lethal problem for your parents in their elder age.
As the skin and the body organs become weaker so it can be difficult for the digestive system of our elders to digest unhealthy food. Use of food involving fat can increase their calories to make them more unfit and lazy. It can even increase the cholesterol and the sugar level. All these illnesses can combine to form a bigger and more dangerous infection such as heart diseases.
Slight and low magnitude exercise can help your parents get their body flow opened upon. The warmth created can increase their healing power which can be necessary at the elder age.
5- Mental illness
With growing age the mental illness of a body increases to decrease this, you can help them with their problems and listen to them. Being good to them is very important to increase their mental ability.
This article was written by Chris Palmer who regularly shares advice on elderly care. In particular dementia and supporting your elderly parent. You can find more by Chris on: https://www.agespace.org/.