If you want to ward off Alzheimer’s, it turns out that visiting friends, picnicking with others, attending parties, and even going to church might be just as good for you as crossword puzzles.
Social Support and ageing …
As we age, we tend to lose important social connections such as family and friends. It’s a natural result that comes about by retirement, the loss of friends and spouses to death and illness, and through family and friendly neighbours moving out of the area.
The result tends to be a significant reduction in daily social contact and stimulation, and this in turn has a direct impact on an older person’s mental and physical health.