Depending on what genre of movie you are watching it can have multiple affects on your body and brain.
Most people go to the movies to kick back and relax, but many are not aware of what is happening to your emotions. Psychologist Birgit Wolz says, “many films transmit ideas through emotions rather than intellect, they can neutralize the instinct to suppress feelings and trigger emotional release.” Movies can open the door to emotions that you were not even aware of experiencing.
As we age we experience many different emotions. We can experience anger, grief, stress, gratitude and happiness. As a senior it can be difficult to handle some of these emotions, but why not pick out a movie that can temporarily give you some relief.
Living in a nursing home, assisted living community, or having in home care can often times leave seniors feeling sad and alone. It’s important to keep doing things that bring happiness and laughter into your everyday life. As people age it gets harder and harder to make it to the movies. It’s also expensive and seniors on a fixed income might not have $50 to pay for a night out at the movies.
The good news is hybrid long term care insurance policies that many of the residents in nursing homes will pay the hybrid long term care insurance policy owner cash and they can use the money to pay for medical bills or a night out at the movies!
Watching a romantic movie has been proven to help lower stress levels, blood pressure, and allows a couple hours of relief. If you are struggling with some issues it can even allow you to cope with them while watching this genre.
Horror films on the other hand are completely different. They can make you feel terrified or like you are living life on the edge. People who like adrenaline rushes tend to go see horror films because they like to feel alive.
Physiology these horror films can increase your heart rate, so if you have a heart disease they can actually give you chest pain and increase your blood pressure. It’s important to know what movie you are going to watch and what conditions you might have are.
Comedy movies are known for enhancing your overall mood. There are many studies that have shown how laughter can make you live longer, help decrease stress levels, and help boost your immune system. Laughing throughout a movie can have some great heart benefits and help reduce fear, anxiety, and even aggression.
We are announcing today that as a community service for seniors we have developed a team to help any senior in a facility with a hybrid long term care insurance policy get to the movies! We’ll pick you up or use a ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft. This will help seniors cope with age and give mental clarity for them.