Help for Aging Veterans in Danbury, CT
November is National Memoir Writing Month and for aging veterans, getting proper care at home can mean the difference between maximizing the quality of life and watching it pass them by. There are many things that an experienced home care aide can do to improve the quality of life for an elderly veteran. One of those things is to encourage him to begin writing.
But he’s not a writer.
One of the most common excuses people make when it comes to writing is that they have no prior experience with this particular art form. Yet throughout society and history there are many instances where people who have no prior experience doing certain form of art took it on in their later years in life and did some incredible work. Just because the elderly veteran has never written anything doesn’t mean he can’t try.
Writing a memoir can also be powerfully beneficial for mental stimulation. Every single event in a person’s life is stored within their brain. Just because you can’t remember something that happened to you 40 years ago doesn’t mean you’ve forgotten it. Your brain is storing that information in the subconscious levels.
When somebody sits down to write a memoir about their life, one thing is going to become clear quite quickly: they begin remembering things they hadn’t thought about in many years. One thought written down will open up avenues to many others thoughts. Before you know it you are telling people in your family, your friends, the home care aides, and anyone else can find about some of the amazing things you’re suddenly remembering.
Even considering the prospect of home care can be challenging for some seniors. After all, no one really wants to admit when they’re having difficulty taking care of their own basic needs. Yet when that time comes, there may be limited options for certain activities they can enjoy. So when the senior is looking for something to do and might have a great time doing it, mentioning the prospect of writing their memoir can be a great way to stimulate them.
No one has to read it, if they don’t want anyone to. Writing a memoir is not about the audience but the author himself. For any aging veteran, sitting down and writing about their life could have many positive repercussions, especially when they rely on home care.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for aging veterans in Danbury, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.
I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.
As you begin your selection process for the perfect living assistance for you senior family member, you are joining the ranks of many concerned children searching for non-medical in-home help. The Danbury area is home to many senior citizens and their families who are looking for a method of care that allows them to stay in the comfort of their residence. Your elderly loved one means a great deal to you and you will not be satisfied with anything but the best for them. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we go beyond your expectations and exceed the high standards you have set for their proper care.
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