part 9 of 10: 10 Ways To Bring Vitality To The Life Of Your Elderly Parent: Gardening

part 9 of 10: 10 Ways To Bring Vitality To The Life Of Your Elderly Parent: Gardening

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Engaging in gardening takes effort and dedication, which makes it a great project to take on for people looking to feel engaged in their downtime. It can give your older loved one something to work at and be proud of – it keeps their minds active which is good for their moods and maintaining their cognitive function

Gardening promotes relaxation and releases chemicals in the brain that combat stress, while it can also instil a sense of responsibility that can help give your loved one purpose. It often requires rhythmic, patterned work that doesn’t require too much focus or stressful problem-solving.

Gardening can be carried out both outdoors and indoors, with real or artificial plants and flowers.

 

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