A Few Facts: The Impact of Socialization on Senior Wellness

A FEW FACTS:  SOCIALIZATION and SENIOR WELLNESS

“Strong social ties can preserve our brain health as we age.”
(The American Journal of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health study).

“Social isolation may be an important risk factor for cognitive decline in the elderly.”
(Tara Parker-Pope, Socializing Appears to Delay Memory Problems, The New York Times, Well, June 4, 2008)

“Elderly people who are socially isolated and lonely may be at greater risk of early death”

–March 25 (HealthDay News)

“Lack of social contact might be an even bigger risk factor than loneliness.”

–March 25  (HealthDay News)

“Social contact is a fundamental aspect of human existence.  Being socially isolated may lead to the development of serious illness and a reduced life span”
(Andrew Steptoe, director of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care at University College London.)

 

The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs and to determine whether making a lifestyle change or decision based on this information is appropriate for you.