May 28, 2022
Autumn is a season in which temperatures begin to drop, making the days grayer and rainier, conditions that can affect the physical and mental health of the elderly. This time, Dr. Jorge Solari, internist and geriatrician at Clinica Ricardo Palma, will give us more information on the subject.
How to take care of their health
Older adults are more prone to respiratory infections as the seasons change. That is why following these recommendations will be of great help:
Special skin care
It is important for older adults to keep their skin hydrated. To do this, it is advisable to apply moisturizer and drink at least two liters of water daily. On the other hand, it is recommended to wear mid-season clothing and avoid getting cold.
Tips to have a proper nutrition
Food for older adults should be easily digestible with a predominance of white meats and salads. In addition to:
Recommendations to have an active old age
In addition to the above, to achieve healthy aging, the following guidelines must be followed:
It is important to avoid the feelings of melancholy or depression by carrying out activities regularly, such as: readings, crafts, tai-chi, parlor games, among others. In addition, keeping in touch with your family and friends in person (with due biosecurity) or through social networks such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram, can also help.
Finally, our specialist advises living each day as a special day, avoiding negative thoughts that may contaminate your life.
Dr. Jorge Solari
Internist and Heriatrician at Clínica Ricardo Palma,