Mental Health Day

“Hugging is the most beautiful form of communication that allows the other person to know beyond a doubt that they matter.”

 Why is hugging healthy?  The chemical changes produced by hugging can be a powerful tool for deterring the effects of age-related illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and cancer.  Hugs boost dopamine, serotonin and cortisone levels.  They also strengthen the immune system and relax muscles and bodily tension.

Click on the link below to learn about how hugging effects our loved ones with dementia.

 

https://eldercarealliance.org/blog/importance-skilled-human-touch-dementia-care/