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Hanging Out With Your Mother Can Increase Her Lifespan, Study Finds
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Hanging Out With Your Mother Can Increase Her Lifespan, Study Finds

Concerned folks at the University of California, San Franciso, conducted a study that examined how loneliness can impact the health result in the decline of elderly people.

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As one grows old, there is a gradual decline in health along with a risk of developing illnesses like dementia. But there might be a way to tackle these negative effects and it can simply be achieved by spending more time with your elderly family members. Just take a look at this study, which proves that hanging out with seniors can give them a major boost in terms of health and can even increase their lifespan. So, if you have been putting off calling your mother then now may be a good time to pick up the phone and make plans for dinner.

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Concerned folks at the University of California, San Francisco, conducted a study that examined how loneliness can impact the health result in the decline of elderly people. More than 1,600 senior citizens with an average age of 71 years old participated in the study. The participants came from a diverse group of ethnicity and socioeconomic backgrounds and despite their differences, the findings of the research were the same. Elderly people who experienced loneliness had a higher mortality rate than those who had regular companionship.