5 Ways to Cure Depression and Loneliness in the Elderly

How to cure depression in the Elderly the Elderly

How to cure depression and loneliness in the Elderly

Statistics show that more than 19 million Americans every year, regardless of age, race, or gender, develop depression. We all feel sad once in a while. Usually, this sadness goes away without any help. However, when we feel down or upset for long periods, these feelings are considered depression. By following our 5 simple non-medicational tips on how to cure depression in the Elderly, you can help loved ones to stay happier and healthier. They will develop a desire to live and remain active.

  1. 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴

Positive doing is more than being happy or showing a positive attitude. Positive actions will build priceless value in your life. This value will last much longer than laughing about a joke.

How can we create positive doing and positive thinking?

You can start by doing activities you enjoy more often. Something that gives you satisfaction and happiness. For example, it can be reading a book, writing a poem, painting, or baking a cake for some friends or family. For others, it might be playing the guitar, riding a bicycle, or playing with a dog. We all know what makes us happy and brings satisfaction to our life. The secret is to start doing it every day.

  1. 𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘆

Older people who perform at least one productive chore per day have better health. This can lead to a better night’s sleep, a better relationship, and a better mood. Why? Because completing tasks like house cleaning, gardening, washing dishes, taking the trash out, washing clothes, or even paying bills give a sense of satisfaction. The sense of pride and accomplishment of doing something productive will last much longer than eating a delicious meal.

  1. 𝗛𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀

A significant part of being happy and healthy is to socialize with other human beings. Older people must have daily conversations and have a chance to share feelings and emotions with others. Most elderly do not have friends to share these feelings with or to have daily conversations with. As part of a meaningful and authentic conversation, they feel a great sense of self-worth. Just one daily phone call reminds them that they have a place in this world, and they matter. That feeling is priceless. Having someone to talk to, and interact with, can make an older person’s day. To know that someone is going to call you is a positive motivation to get up and get dressed in the morning. …

The Lonely Caregiver

The Truth About Caregivers Everybody Should Know


Caregiver spouses of dementia patients have a challenging and lonely existence. Most of the time, the person with dementia loses the ability to converse in any meaningful way. At the same time, that person cannot be left alone. Therefore, the caregiver becomes completely isolated, with no one to talk to and nowhere to go.

Lonely Caregiver

I remember one spouse saying that when she spoke to her husband, he had about the same response as their dog. Nothing. So, many caregivers have a real need for conversation and contact over and above even the average isolated person. 

Most friends and family are too busy to check on the caregiver on a daily or even weekly basis, and some caregivers report no one would know if they had died! And of course, the ill spouse would be of no help at all since they can’t even talk or use the phone or computer. Over time, they forget absolutely everything they ever learned and become childlike.

This is a dilemma for most people in that situation. I am sure that any caregiver with this problem would love to talk to one of a kind people who provide contact and conversation at Daily Care Calls

A phone call from a caring person whose job it is to initiate contact in order to check on the welfare of the isolated person and/or provide social connection can make a huge difference in the life of caregivers.

Daily Phone Conversation – 5 Essential Benefits

5 Essential Benefits of Daily Phone Conversation

In 1994, a well-known Englishman going by the name of Bob Hoskins coined the famous phrase, “it’s good to talk’.” And while it might be over twenty years old now, those words are more important today than it’s ever been.
The World has changed dramatically since the 1990s. Back then, a good old chinwag over the landline telephone was a regular day to day occurrence in many households worldwide. But not now. In 2020, it has all but been replaced with a text message, a WhatsApp, Facebook, or Instagram. Brief character counts have replaced our social interactions and daily phone conversations on a small digital screen. Emojis have replaced our sentences and words.
While today’s society has gained many benefits from advancements in technology, it cannot be denied that there have also been a few victims along the way. As the evolution of technology pressed on at full steam ahead, slowly but surely, the art of authentic human communication started to slip away, quietly into the background – and to the detriment of both young and old alike.
The interesting fact that the loss of those daily phone conversations has had a tremendous impact on our society’s mental health and wellbeing. There are far fewer genuine opportunities to connect on a human level for our younger and older populations. The result of this is a dramatic increase in the number of people living with a sense of loneliness and social isolation.

Daily Phone Conversation
Daily Phone Conversation

But we do not lose it all. The World starts to pay more attention to the importance of our mental wellbeing. Here are five key benefits we could all receive by re-introducing daily telephone conversations back into our lives: