Tagged with Friendship

Interdependent Housing in Oklahoma

Is true interdependence possible for a group of people all over 50? Is asking similarly aged people to monitor each other realistic? What happens when the honeymoon wears off; what is binding this group together? The report doesn’t say but a strong commitment is necessary for this vision to work. One woman mentions knowing her neighbor’s medical … Continue reading

Feeling Lonely Linked to Dementia

Feeling Lonely Linked to Dementia

Psych Central reports on a study linking subjective feelings of loneliness to the likelihood of dementia diagnosis. Both male and female subjects who said they were lonely were 2.5x more likely to develop the disease. “The researchers suggest that loneliness may affect cognition and memory as a result of loss of regular use, or that … Continue reading