According to a JAMA Network Open study, social isolation and loneliness are terrible for our hearts and moods, and they dramatically raise the risk of heart disease in older women. The study looked at 57,825 postmenopausal women from the Women’s Health Initiative, a central national research database created by Harvard Medical School researchers. The women (average age 79) completed two questionnaires: one about social isolation in 2011-2012 and another about loneliness and social support in 2014-2015.
Approximately 1,600 individuals had been recognized as having a cardiovascular disease by the end of the study’s follow-up in 2019. On the other hand, loneliness and social isolation raised the risk of heart disease by 8% and 5%, respectively. The study underlined social isolation and loneliness as cardiovascular risk factors, in addition to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle.
To further reduce this danger, we provide companionship services to seniors who live alone, to assist older persons in overcoming the issues of social isolation and loneliness. We can provide company and other required assistance to make daily life more bearable.
Daily City Home Care‘s non-medical home care services go above and beyond to provide age-appropriate care. To reduce the risk of heart disease, our staff can help your loved ones maintain a healthy lifestyle at home by overseeing exercise, assisting with meals, running errands with them, and accompanying them to social activities with friends and family.
We can match you or a loved one with reputable personalized care in Daly City, California, who can help with housekeeping, respite care, personal care, and other tasks.