A simple solution to fighting effects of aging like Alzheimer’s and dementia is spending more time with family members.
Effects of aging are inevitable; however, recent studies show that they can be combatted by spending time with elderly family members.
Our elderly family members, especially our parents, are our most prized commodity. Seeing them age with time and lose the charm they once had is one of the most difficult things ever. However, this can be fought with and deterred by spending more time with them.
Spending time with her mother, inviting her over, or even going shopping with her might have major benefits for her health.
Recently, a study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, detailed how loneliness can impact the health and decline of elderly people.
They studied more than 1600 senior citizens, with the average age of participants being 71-years-old.
Despite having participants across vast ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. The results were consistent in every case. According to the researchers, the desire to be social and included is a lifelong need for all people.
Barbara Moscowitz, the senior geriatric social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital said,
“The need we’ve had our entire lives — people who know us, value us, who bring us joy — that never goes away.”
This will not only benefit them but will give you peace of mind as well. Let us know what you do to make your elderly family members feel special and loved.
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