Living in a pandemic is difficult, but teaching parents, grandparents, and this is even more difficult.
Due to misinformation on the Internet, stress, and the desire not to show off, most people aged do not take coronavirus seriously. Here’s how to explain to your loved ones the dangers of the situation and help them deal with the consequences of the pandemic.
1. Use the correct language
Avoid the words “elderly”, “vulnerable”, “weakened”, “painful”. Many do not classify themselves in such categories and believe that the virus does not threaten them. Instead, it’s better to focus on specific examples. According to WHO, people over 60 are at greater risk, and those over 80 die more often.
It is also worth mentioning cases of infection of famous people. For example, Tom Hanks, who, despite his good shape, is already 63. Recently, the actor and his wife passed tests for coronavirus. The results are positive.Lifehacker has a Telegram channel where we publish the latest information on the prevention and control of coronavirus. Subscribe!
2. Show that you know how to listen
Trying to convince grandparents, make it clear that you hear them, and not just express your point of view. If they say: “I feel good, do not worry,” reply in spirit: “Now you are in order, so it seems that there is no reason for alarm.”
It is very important. When a person sees that they are listening to him, he becomes more open and he listens to his interlocutor.
3. Use facts and comparisons
COVID – 19 is a new disease. Therefore, it is difficult not only for the older generation, but also for younger people to understand what is happening. Based on the available data and experience, the following comparison can be made:
The new virus spreads like a common cold, but is deadly, like a heart attack.
4. Explain that they should help others.
Usually people do not attach importance to danger when it comes to themselves. It is important to convey to relatives that, following the rules, they help others.
Being quarantined and following the recommendations of doctors, parents, grandparents reduce the risk of spreading the infection. So, first of all, they help preserve the health of their loved ones.
5. Do not dump them all at once
After talking about the pandemic and the dangers of the virus, relatives will feel depressed. Do not try to solve all problems at once. Better focus on the most important, and later return to the discussion.
Instead of forbidding relatives to leave home, offer to buy everything you need for them.
In addition, agreeing with one thing is always easier than accepting a list of conditions.
6. Show that you can communicate from a distance
It is important not to leave relatives who already suffer from loneliness, alone with themselves. Customize them or your old smartphone, tablet or laptop. Help to master video communication programs and instant messengers.
7. Show your love
Communicate with loved ones regularly. Find out how things are going, support in difficult times and see if relatives listen to your advice.
8. Do your best to protect
Here is a checklist that each of us must follow to help our aged relatives survive the coronavirus pandemic.
- Ask not to leave home without extreme need and follow WHO recommendations.
- Buy and bring food, medicine and everything you need.
- Communicate regularly, help solve problems, support.
- Bring books, download movies and TV shows to distract from news reports.
- Warn about scammers who have activated in the wake of the coronavirus and offer tests and other services.
If you know what else you can do, write in the comments.
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We noticed that some of the things from our article maybe for many, and also for you too ?
Everyone had a piano chair, and it doesn’t matter if the instrument itself was present.
Night light, you are space
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Here is such a rare, I wonder how old he is?
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Bonus: family history of the author of this article
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We is still convinced that dogs are angels in the flesh, despite the fact that some good boys sometimes make every effort to break this stereotypes
The theft of ham from the oven was committed by a group of very cute faces
We believe that they are really ashamed. And you?
It seems that this puppy has no plans to grow up to be a good boy.
A pile of money in his paws turned a cute little dog into a ferocious Rottweiler
What magazines and shoes? I don’t understand what you mean
This rebel decided to break the stereotype
This is my new cuddle fren. I definitely did not eat my sister’s lunch box. Again.
When someone endlessly invades your personal space, patience ends.
“My mixed breed Husky and German Shepherd decided Thanksgiving lunch was the perfect opportunity to be a bad boy.”
And here is the first Christmas tree gift
“Somehow he locked himself in the shower at night. I woke up from a terrible howl “
Remember man, this is not your dishwasher, but my personal bathtub.
This is the perfect crime
We just added our second rescue into our family! you can tell someone isn’t too happy to share the love.
“I tried to take pictures of my dogs in front of an amazing sunset, but this guy wanted to play andand was very vocal about it.”
“Our White Christmas Came Early”
“I came home from the movies and found it. Apollo really wanted to eat cheesecake “
“It was Polo’s first night at my mother’s house. He may have made a bit mess, but who can be angry with a face like that?”
When your dog is noisy but polite
Get a dog, they said. Merry Christmas!
And in your house there is a four-legged angel who from time to time turns into a devil, though cute, but still a fiend?