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What happens to our brains when we socialize?

Our brain needs interaction, in this way it is stimulated and manages to stay active and thus we avoid deterioration. By talking and interacting we help our brain exercise and this can help prevent risk factors for conditions such as Alzheimer's or senile dementia.

Happy senior man and woman in the park during autumn. Woman on top of a skateboard.

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It is also important to remember that it is not the quantity of social relationships that you will have, but the quality of each one of them. By having purposeful and soul-filling relationships, mental and spiritual health is protected.

Mental health for the elderly

On the other hand, for #seniors socialization is even more important. If older adults experience unwanted isolation and loneliness exponentially, they can contribute to depression. The consequence of this will not only be depression itself, but also, combined with other conditions, it can increase mortality rates.

Today there are many ways to avoid loneliness and as part of this, it is our duty to include older adults in the era of digitization.

Roble proposes 3 ways to help combat the loneliness of older adults in communities and families:

A periodic call or video call can generate positive changes in the emotional state of #seniors.

Invite #seniors to walking groups or exercise classes, but without forcing them. Always inviting them, providing information and suggestions or accompanying them.

Challenge them, with patience to acquire a new skill in terms of technology and use of devices.

We can conclude that it is possible to enhance the benefits of socialization through technology and combat loneliness and isolation.

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