The pull towards helping your parents age safely in their own home can be strong. To see them live out their lives in their own environment; give them the comfort of familiar surrounds; and help maintain the relationships they’ve built over many years – sometimes even a lifetime. It’s why so many people want better… Read more »
It’s not surprising that older Australians are the most likely to experience feelings of loneliness and social isolation. As family members, it can often be assumed that a transition into village living is the answer. But there’s no obvious antidote; loneliness can happen anywhere and there are some creative ways – from bunnies to washing the dishes – that are proven to help with feelings of loneliness.
A recent study concluded people over 55 who live alone are 30% more likely to develop dementia than those who live with others.