The Socially Connected Mind
Make New Friends and Nurture Your Relationships
Friends and family are key to happiness – and they just might be the key to brain health as well. Research shows that regular social activity promotes creation of new brain cells and supports brain repair. In fact, men and women who had the most social interaction within their community had less than half the rate of memory loss as those with the least social engagement. So give your brain a boost by getting involved in activities like visiting with friends and relatives, club activities, socializing at the workplace, etc.
Helpful Tips for a Socially Connected Mind:
- Keep working as long as you can and want to.
- Volunteer for a cause that is meaningful to you.
- Make friends and family a priority and spend time with them regularly.
- Join clubs or participate in religious/spiritual activities.