You don’t have to be alone to be lonely. Additionally, I’ve learned that for many this situation is self-imposed by those who choose to disconnect and not communicate with family, acquaintances or friends without fully evaluating the negative emotions and physical consequences of their choice along with the fears, low self-esteem, and depression that may result.
A recent study from the Rush Hospital, Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago found that highly social seniors had a 70 percent lower rate of cognitive decline than their less social peers. Source: EverydayHealth
Healthy aging means continually reinventing yourself, finding new things to enjoy, and learning to adapt to change. So, get up and do something. Stay engaged in life, use it or lose it