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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