Celebrate National Senior Citizens’ Day: Ask One Simple Question
Celebrate National Senior Citizens’ Day: Ask One Simple Question. In Reagan’s words, “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure … older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity. ”
For many older adults, “community” begins at home. When caregivers value the capabilities of older loved ones and allow them to exercise independence, they help improve wellbeing and longevity. In fact, a recent study showed that Alzheimer’s caregivers often overestimate a loved one’s dependence, which can be damaging.