Articles related to loneliness

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Why you should volunteer for digital inclusion

Have you thought about the consequences of how the very tools that connect us to our loved ones are unavailable to those who may be needing it the most? We should all find ways to help those seniors who have fallen behind in the digital revolution. Older generations are missing out on the opportunities of connecting with loved ones on the regular because they lack the necessary tech skills.

Topics: digital isolationsocial isolationretirement hobbieslonelinessfamilylong-distance familyexpats

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

How to get dates when you're retired

Having a partner is the single greatest predictor for loneliness or social isolation. The newly retired are some of the most at-risk demographics for this and for depression. Perhaps it's time for you to try a dating app this Valentine's Day.

Topics: Mon Tonton's How-Toswellnesslonelinesssocial isolationage at homeretirement

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Monday, February 3, 2020

4 causes of loneliness, and 1 myth

Healthy wife, healthy life - having a partner is the strongest predictor for loneliness. That's one of the reasons seniors are amongst the loneliest demographic. Start taking action to take care of your own health and wellbeing by learning the most common causes of loneliness. When you know the causes of this feeling it can soon become easier to know what you need to do something about it.

Topics: lonelinesscommunitywellnessexpatslong-distance familysenior carefamily

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Why you should care we're getting lonelier

Chronic feelings of loneliness double the likelihood of premature deaths as reported by research completed with a public nursing project. Research suggests that the lonely are more likely to suffer from cognitive decline and a quicker progression of Alzheimer's.

Topics: lonelinesswellnessretirementage at homesocial isolationAlzheimers

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Feeling lonely? ..you're not alone

At one point or another, we've most likely all felt lonely. Some may feel embarrassed to admit it. I think it's a product of the World we've designed. Having just broken up with my partner of five years that I moved halfway around the World to be with, I can certainly say I know what loneliness feels like.

Topics: lonelinessretirementsocial isolation

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Monday, December 23, 2019

How to organize a holiday workshop: mixing friends with family

If you also have a distributed family, it can be hard to find the time to spend quality time with both friends and family when you come home for the Holidays. At the same time your retired parents might have a hard time making new connections since they recently left work. What better way then to kill two birds with one stone and invite both you friends and their parents over for a Christmas workshop for some good fun, baking and other fun activities. Here's our story of how we did it.

Topics: lonelinesscommunitywellnessfamilyexpatslong-distance familyretirementretirement hobbies

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Monday, December 16, 2019

The elephant in our decorated living rooms

For the mere reason that change takes time, mental health is still a stigmatized subject to bring up, share and work through it together. For those of us affected by it, wether personally or through loved ones, I have a message: open up, don't fight it alone! Self-care and vulnerability is the ultimate act of courage.

Topics: lonelinessmental healthcommunitywellnesssenior carefamily

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Monday, November 25, 2019

6 keys to a strong relationship with your adult children

Being a parent and at times a friend to your adult children requires a balance between regular interactions and personal space. Overstepping the boundaries can lead to detachment. Here are the effective ways to interact with your adult children, and lay the foundation of a strong relationship for years to come. Start trying these tips out this Thanksgiving!

Topics: retirementage at homesocial isolationfamilylonelinesswellness

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Monday, September 23, 2019

5 things you should know about Alzheimer's

Did you know we still prescribe the same drugs to Alzheimer's patients as we've done since the 1970's? To round up our series of articles for Alzheimer’s awareness month we've prepared a summary of facts on where we're at in terms of understanding the disease. This is where we've come from and where current research is heading.

Topics: Alzheimerslonelinessmental healthwellnesssenior care

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Is your Mom on Facebook too?

Do you often find embarrassing photos of you on facebook, visible to all your friends, coworkers and your boss - perhaps your is mom on facebook too? The number of 55+ users surged and became the second-biggest demographic of Facebook users in 2018. Why aren't more businesses working on being more inclusive of this user group when designing digital experiences?

Topics: retirement hobbiesdigital isolationwellnesslonelinesslong-distance familyexpatsfamily

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Do these 4 things to stay independent as you age

This is the single most common reason many seniors end up requiring long-term care and living assistance from family, professionals or even full-time care at nursing homes. Here are some tips on what you can start doing today to safeguard your independence as you age.

Topics: wellnessage at homeretirement hobbiessocial isolationloneliness

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Overcoming digital isolation

Even in highly developed countries, like the Scandinavian, where education and availability of high-speed internet are amongst the highest in the World. Digital isolation is a reality. 4 out of 10 people in the age group 75-79 years have never even been online.

Topics: computer classes for seniorssocial isolationsenior lonelinessloneliness

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Monday, May 20, 2019

3 steps to a meaningful connection

The objective of the event is to connect individuals who have either a different political conviction or a different demographic in the hope of fostering greater mutual understanding. While we are nearly half a century apart in age, we both shared a lot of common interests. We both really enjoy reading, and we both run websites.

Topics: wellnesslifestyleretirement hobbiesloneliness

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