Does Companionship in Old Age Reduce Loneliness?

Does Companionship in Old Age Reduce Loneliness?
Dana Corriel, MD

Dana Corriel, MD

A board certified internal medicine physician who, mid-career, swapped stethoscope for computer screen, and has become a digital brand consultant. for individual health experts and businesses, alike.

Old is Such a Lonely Number.

 

I was researching the topic of ‘loneliness’, as it pertains to the elderly, and came across a TIME article quoting some surprising data. It stated that:

 

“.. seniors who lived with children were more likely to report a lack of companionship..”

 

I always thought that the opposite would be true.

Until I delved deeper into the article and it covered the QUALITY factor of it all.

It seems it isn’t sufficient to just be surrounded by people, but a requirement that you interact positively with them, too.

 

 

It seems it isn’t sufficient for the older generation to just be surrounded by people, but a requirement that interactions are positive, too. QUALITY really does matter. #SoMeDocs #geriatrics Click To Tweet
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The article further stated that:

 

“..research suggests the best interventions are those that involve meaningful social contact – whether that’s volunteering, seeing an old friend or something else – at least on a weekly basis.”

 

So important for us all to note.

More than anything because we ALL have someone elderly in our life.

 

 

 

 


 

 

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