Physical and mental activity is of paramount importance to preventing frailty in seniors, although many find staying active is a major challenge. Frailty, a condition that can lead to a loss of independence and the beginning of a downward spiral, can be prevented or even reversed by increased activity. Through activity, seniors build both physical and mental reserves. The key is finding activities that older adults enjoy.
Family caregivers assisting seniors are in a unique position to help them figure out what activities will work best. The website www.getmommoving.com provides a great resource of activity ideas designed to bolster a senior's mind, body and soul. Some of the activities include word puzzles, simple exercises, or hobby-related things to do.
You can also visit http://homeinstead.com/627/mediaroom/Fear%20of%20Frailty.aspx for more information about frailty, how to identify it, and how activity can help.