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Five Tips To Help Our Elders Fill Their Loneliness

Loneliness and social isolation are among the most critical factors leading to health risks for the elderly. Indeed, loneliness is a common thing among older people. According to Connect2Affect, 17% of adults aged 65 and over are isolated, and 51% of those 75 and over live alone. According to this site, the subjective feeling of loneliness increases the risk of death by 26%. Other problems can be added such as stress and depression.

In general, the loss of a spouse is the beginning of loneliness among the elderly. It gets worse with the death of brothers and sisters and friends. The social circle also begins to deteriorate due to physical decline. Isolation is increasing as the senior population grows.

Here are five tips to help your loved ones fill their loneliness

Visit them regularly

Regular visits are the best way to help them overcome loneliness. A loving gesture or a simple smile can give them the joy of living for a few days. If they live alone, you can help them cook and share a meal with them. If possible, take your family members with you when you visit them. Plan to attend them at least once a week.

If your elderly parent or relative lives in a retirement home, ask the administration if you can participate in various social activities with him. If he is irritable for medical reasons (such as Alzheimer’s), make brief visits and see the doctor before scheduling your appointments.

Call them frequently

If you live at a distance, you will not be able to visit them regularly. A simple phone call can make them happy. No need for long phone conversations.

Talk to them about your life but do not forget to ask what’s going on in theirs. Discussing them will show that you are interested in them. Talking about small children keeps them feeling connected to your family.

Help them use new technologies

Making them learn how to use new techniques such as video calls (Skype for example), e-mails, social networks are a great way to keep in touch. Unfortunately, some seniors cannot use them either because it is too expensive or because they are not motivated.

If you don’t get time to do so, register them for specific training for seniors. Cyber-bases, associations or Happy Silvers organize workshops that can help them use new technologies.

Suggest that they find a new hobby

Seniors who have a goal are more likely to lead a socially fulfilling life. You must surely know their hobbies. Unfortunately, older people tend to abandon them. You must, therefore, encourage them to practice them again or to find others.

Sometimes physical or financial problems can force them to abandon them. If they can not pursue them, you can encourage them to change them. For example, if physical constraints have led your loved one to abandon animal photography, why not suggest that you create albums from old animal pictures?

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Solutions To Push The Limits Of Age?

Are there solutions to age back? Will we all be 100 years old tomorrow? The population of centenarians around the world is increasing every year. According to the 2004 forecast of US researcher Leslie Stephen Coles, 3.5 million people will be 100 years of age and over in the world by 2050. In 2015, according to INED, the number of centenarians in France was estimated at nearly 18,000. It is expected to reach 73,000 by 2040 and 140,791 by 2050.

Even if we live to 100 years or more, will we age in good health? Can we delay the deadline of our aging? Researchers are looking at the fight against aging and the prolongation of life. Also, large companies in the cosmetics sector are many to offer anti-aging solutions; some are revolutionary. What is it?

Transhumanism (or post-human), a solution to age better?

It is an interdisciplinary cultural and intellectual movement that seeks to overcome our physical and mental limitations to develop our human capacities through science and the use of technology. It’s about perfecting the human condition. It is a concept still unknown to the general public even if it went back to the 50s and was popularized in the 90s.

Transhumanism regards disability, suffering, illness, aging or death as unnecessary and undesirable and proposes to remedy it. Researchers are using the convergence of several NBIC techniques (Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Computer Science and Cognitive Sciences). Nanotechnology brings together all the methods at the atomic and nuclear level. Biotechnology is a fusion of biology and technology. Cognitive science aims to understand the functioning of the human brain fully.

According to transhumanists, the technology could lead to an “augmented” man halfway between man and the humanoid robot.

Google has decided to tackle old age and disease through the project of its company Calico created in 2013. It is one of its subsidiaries specializing in biotechnology dedicated to the fight against aging. Google’s goal is to become the leader of transhumanism and extend the life expectancy of humans. Well-known business leaders in Silicon Valley are also interested in prolonging life.

This movement raises ethical questions. Can we play with the laws of nature? Will we have all the financial capacity to offer such technologies? How to manage an increase in life expectancy? Will not that contribute to a decline in fertility? How to handle the natural resources of our planet with such a predictable rise in population?

Innovations in anti-aging solutions to fight against skin aging

Leading cosmetics brands have hired biologists to develop solutions to slow the effects of aging. The anti-aging industry market represents a significant segment in cosmetics. The global anti-aging market was $ 140.3 billion ($ 116.8 billion) in 2015 and is expected to reach $ 216.2 billion ( around 180 billion euros) in 2021.

Even the users are mainly women, the cosmetics market for men is growing. Scientific innovation has become a new challenge for beauty.

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Youngers Have Always Been Demanding, And Elders Were Always The Torchbearers

In the past, the term family was thought to be servants of the household by the ancient Romans. This notion has no explanation and is certainly not true for anyone in this world. Family members make up a home. Families have been large with grandparents, parents, and children living under a single roof. The feeling is just superb. Isn’t it? All these are something to rejoice with close and distant relatives and adopted members.

The hope of the family started with a family with elders and youngers. Youngers have always been demanding, and elders were always the torchbearers. Ethe older demand respect and younger undoubtedly love. The family, which has prospered over the years, have a good mix up everything.

Seniors always have something to teach about enduring changes and handling life’s adversity. Elders have great wisdom to impart. Younger generations must learn the importance of respecting elders. Parenting plays an important role in shaping the sibling’s behaviors towards each other. It is always believed that the elder siblings are always treated and brought up as firmer. Parents always have soft corners for their younger children’s. They remain close to their parents and, are always forgiven for certain misdeeds. Parents are always likely to feel that the elder child will take control of the family and they also prepare them in such a manner to strengthen them and make them ready for all challenges ahead after them.

There are a few ways to appreciate elders:

1)    Ask for advice

Elders in a household are always stored house for advice. They don’t let others know that they are willing to contribute in certain matters. But the time you ask them, their advice starts pouring.

2)    Call them

Elders often expect youngers to call them in the regular interval when they stay away from each other. This day’ nuclear families are at the peak. So it’s better staying connected with each other staying away.

3)    Discuss family matters

Parents should always discuss family matters with their elder children. This makes them feel that they have got an important role to play in the family. This is always preferred. One should never have ego problems within the family bond. It completely ruins the family. 

4)    Spend time with them

Elders in their old age like to spend time with their younger siblings. In old age, people don’t have any more engagements, so they often tend to stay at home alone. They crave to be with others indulged in some or the other activities that help them to be in active mode. Who doesn’t want to be with near and dear ones in old age? Everyone wants to recall and cherish those sweet moments spent in the lifetime.

5)    Tell them how much you love them

The best of every relation is letting them know in some way how you admire them or love them. Everyone wants to be loved. Love is the only thing that keeps us together.