Scientists from the University of California have made an amazing discovery. You can be the key to making your parents’ life longer and better. All you have to do is spend as much time as possible with them.
Loneliness has been linked to aging faster and dying faster. The researchers observed 1,600 people aged around 71 without taking into consideration health, social or economic factors. The only thing that they observed was how lonely they were.
The research took about six years and here are the results: 32% people that didn’t have visitors, died from the total number, while the ones that were visited all the time scored only a 14%.
As they become older, people put a higher price on communicating with their family and friends. Elder people are in constant search of talking to someone, as they have so much to say. Nobody likes to be lonely, especially at this age.
The amount of wisdom and knowledge old people have is amazing. They wait to share it with the younger members of their family.
This study shows how important it is to take care of our elders. The ugly truth of our society is that many old people are left alone by their children and closed ones.
Every person should think of their older folks and spend even a few moments with them a day. Everyone that cares about his parents or grandparents needs to do this to ensure that they will stick around for as long as possible.