Inviting mom and grandma over for dinner may actually help them live longer and increase the overal quality of life – a study found.
“Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found that loneliness plays a large role in the decline so often associated with old age. The study followed 1,600 adults, with an average age of 71 — despite controlling for socioeconomic status and health, the lonely consistently held higher mortality rates. Nearly 23% of lonely participants died within six years of the study, as opposed to only 14% of those that reported adequate companionship.”
As your moms get older, they often feel lonely. You’re too busy with working and forget that your mom are alone at home. They find no one to hang out. this affect on their mental and physical health so much.
The study found that those who reported feeling lonely were more likely to have difficulty performing daily activities. They had trouble in doing tasks that involve utilizing their mobility such as walking or reaching their arms above their head, as well as difficulty doing things such as climbing. Simply being lonely was found to be associated with a greater risk of death as one ages.
Hanging out with your mom every day can make she happier, reduce her stress, and her abilities of alzheimer. She won’t feel lonely any more.
So, What should you do?
– Give your grandma/grandpa/mom/dad that call, go around and see them.
– Invited them to your home to have dinner with them, your children should spend more time on hanging out with them.
– Sharing positive feelings, interactions, and good moments with your mom
– Share a laugh, enjoy the time you spend with your mother and father, do things they love together, and despite improving your health, those moments will also become valuable memories you will be glad to look back later in life.
– Other activities recommended: Take her dancing, enlist her as your gym buddy, take her to the movies.
if you haven’t spent any time lately with your Mom, give her a call and make plans to see her soon!