By Angela Clark, RN
How important is socialization as we age? Have you ever thought about this question or what does it really mean?
Researchers found that seniors in the U.S who have an active social life may have a slower rate of memory loss.
No one wants to spend most of their days at home alone with a television or having limited interactions with others. Isolation and loneliness is becoming an increasing problem in our busy, fast paced world.
BE SELF AWARE
Pay attention to your daily schedule or that of the loved one you care for. Focus on the type of activities that actually fills the day, and with whom? Many studies are showing that isolation and a lack of socialization can lead to memory issues as well as depression for seniors.