Your aging mother died a few months ago after a long illness, leaving your elderly father alone in the house they once shared. Ever since mom’s death, dad just hasn’t been the same and you suspect he may be suffering from loneliness. He’s not eating right, keeping up his appearance, and has even stopped meeting his friends for morning coffee.
A lot of Americans aged 65-and-over don’t exercise their brains like they should. Instead they spend countless hours watching TV while bogged down in stagnant routines. Studies focused on seniors have determined that when they don’t stimulate their minds with healthy activities, it can lead to loneliness and depression. And, when it’s happening to your loved one who’s still aging in place at home, it’s concerning.