How Hemp Can Relieve Stress in the Elderly | Hemp for Stress
Monday, May 8, 2017

The modern age might bring numerous benefits to individuals and our collective society, but there is no doubt that we live in more complex and stressful times than previous generations. Unfortunately, that also applies to the more senior members of the community. While retirement might be an idealized time of rest and relaxation, the reality is that health concerns, money worries and fragmented families, lead to an increase in stress.

In this article, we will examine exactly why a stressful life can be even more damaging for seniors than for the rest of us, and how hemp seeds and hemp oil can help to relieve stress and anxiety in those who need calmness, tranquillity and a worry-free life more than most.

What are the signs of stress

If you have elderly family or neighbors, you probably think you know them well and would spot it if anything was wrong. But the fact is, most seniors hate to bother people and are constantly concerned about being a burden on others (sadly, another source of stress). Look out for some of the common indicators of stress, such as an unwillingness to socialize, mood swings, changes in eating habits, memory problems, poor decision-making and sleeping problems. Recognizing the signs gives family and carers an opportunity to take action before serious consequences arise.