The recent holidays brought family gatherings, cards and letters being sent to friends near and far, and reaching out to loved ones that we haven’t talked to in a long while. Socializing with friends and family is an essential part of the season. Fact is, sociality is so important to our health and wellbeing, we should make special effort to stay socially connected all year long.
The American Journal of Public Health published a study of 2,249 California women. Researchers reported the following:
“Older women who maintained large social networks reduced their risk of dementia and delayed or prevented cognitive impairment.” “Women with the larger social networks were 26 percent less likely to develop dementia than those with smaller social networks. And women who had daily contact with friends and family cut their risk of dementia by almost half.”
To read more, visit www.aarp.org and SEARCH “Friends Make You Smart.”
For those who struggle with hearing loss, staying socially engaged can be even more challenging. The need for sociality is even greater for these individuals since the natural tendency for people with hearing loss is to isolate themselves to avoid the frustration of face-to face or telephone communication. However, they need to do whatever it takes to make it possible for them to reach out. It is the most essential contributor to one’s physical, mental and emotional health.
If you are experiencing signs of hearing loss, take action today. You’ll be glad you did.
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. We are committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life.
Written By Jeff Bradford, Senior Director of Marketing