Mental health tips for seniors – NIA

Feeling lonely can also impact memory. A study of more than 8,000 adults older than 65 found that loneliness was linked to faster cognitive decline.

Research also shows that being socially active can benefit older adults. A study of more than 3,000 older adults found that making new social contacts was associated with improved self-reported physical and psychological well-being. Being social may also help you reach your exercise goals. A 2019 study found that older adults who had regular contact with friends and family were more physically active than those who did not.

What can you do?

Staying connected with others may help boost your mood and improve your overall well-being. Stay in touch with family and friends in person or over the phone. Scheduling time each day to connect with others can help you maintain connections. Meet new people by taking a class to learn something new or hone a skill you already have.

Learn about loneliness and social isolation and get tips for how to stay connected.


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3 responses to “Mental health tips for seniors – NIA

  1. I am very happy here with plenty to do and plenty to keep me fit. But, and it is a big ‘but’, I am living here with my darling wife, Jean, and I don’t want to think of what happens when Jean or me die. It is not something that I can prepare for and I don’t know of anything positive that can be done. Maybe others have a clearer idea?

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