Although many senior homeowners love to spend their time reading books or other reading materials to relax and entertain themselves during their afternoon breaks, it may be time for them to learn the joys of listening to audiobooks.
Since many seniors experience eye strain due to excessive reading, listening to audiobooks may be a useful activity that you can suggest they include in their daily routine as they only need to listen to it. They can either sit or lie down on a cozy sofa with their eyes closed or do other tasks like folding the laundry while enjoying their audiobook.
Audiobooks can be highly entertaining for your senior loved one because they can hear a variety of voices talking and sound effects. Compared to reading, listening to audiobooks can allow them to do other things like making tea, walking around the house, touring the garden, and so on. As you know, a lot of senior homeowners like to be productive.
If your senior loved one has read a book before, listening to the audiobook version will them to retain much more information. Listening to audiobooks is an effective way to process information and keep their mind stimulated.
Similar to reading inspirational passages and quotes, audiobooks can uplift your senior loved one’s spirits, especially when they are listening to a voice that motivates them to do amazing things while they are learning at the same time.
If your senior loved one does not know how audiobooks work, you can set it up for them. Otherwise, you may request their care attendant from a non-medical home healthcare agency to assist them with it.
Our home care services in Brookfield, Connecticut aim to improve the quality of life of many senior residents. If there are hobbies that they would like to do, our caregivers can set up the things needed for them to perform the tasks.
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