As many of you know, Netflix and chill is becoming more and more popular every day. Personally, my favorite pastime is to binge watch a 7 season/24 Ep. show in one sitting. Now this takes time, commitment, stretching, grocery shopping prior to my binge, and shower breaks (recommended).
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For 12 years I have worked with individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in three states – Arizona, Connecticut, and Tennessee. I have had the opportunity to facilitate groups, as well as visit as a guest presenter. I had that pleasure today to speak with a caregiver support group on the topic of “Sharing the Holidays with Someone with Dementia.” During the meeting a new participant shared his “story” of his wife’s diagnosis and their journey thus far with dementia.
Several studies have been done on socially isolated seniors and the effect this has on their health. Some even show that social isolation ranks as high as obesity or smoking for shortening a person’s life expectancy. Why is this important? Our population continues to age, more adults and seniors today are faced with social isolation than ever before, and this trend will continue.