Friends ‘help people live longer’

Good friends promise to be there for you, and their presence can actually help you live longer, researchers say.

Australian scientists said having friends around in old age can do more for life expectancy than having family members around.
….
The research is in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
The team took data from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Aging (ALSA), which began in 1992 in Adelaide, South Australia.
….
It was found that close contact with children and relatives had little impact on survival rates over the 10 years.

However, those with the strongest network of friends and acquaintances were statistically more likely to be alive at the end of the study than those with the fewest.

This was evident even if the person had been through major changes such as the death of a spouse or close family members, and the relocation of friends to other parts of the country.
….
They also suggest that friends may encourage people to look after their health, and help reduce feelings of depression and anxiety at difficult times.
….
Dr Lorna Layward, research manager for Help the Aged, said: “As we get older we may lose friends, so it’s essential to constantly build and maintain new relationships.
….
She added: “Importantly, as a society, we do need to include older people more and encourage communities to build the kind of environments that allow social networks to blossom.

“We know that for many older people, transport can be a barrier to getting out and about to visit friends, so offering a lift to an older neighbour would mean more than most would realise.”

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/health/4094632.stm

Published: 2005/06/15 23:48:40 GMT

&#A9; BBC MMV


Site Search Tags: , ,

Advertisements

O’Folks (off their rocker)

Old age isn't a disease.

Arctic sunset

© header image

Comments how-tos

For those new to blogs, check out this post *commenting on blogs* Recent comments, on the sidebar blogroll, often have additional or complementary information. Recent revisions of posts themselves may be found by using the search box for "revised". Tech support says spam (ads or worse) is hitting WordPress heavily so if you don't see your comment in 24 hours, send an E-mail and TS will check the spam trap.

RSS BHIC Bringing Health Info to the Community

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Categories

RSS Nonagenarian news

  • Former Michigan State All-American RB Don McAuliffe dies at age 90 - MLive.com
    MLive.comFormer Michigan State All-American RB Don McAuliffe dies at age 90MLive.comFormer Michigan State All-American running back Don McAuliffe died Saturday, according to the Associated Press. The report said he died in La Jolla, Calif., at age 90. McAuliffe, a Chicago native, helped Michigan State to back-to-back 9-0 seasons and ...and more »
  • Retired Tyler police officer passes away at age 90 - KLTV
    Retired Tyler police officer passes away at age 90KLTVOfficer Joseph Alfred Barron passed away Monday at the age of 90, according to the Tyler Police Department. Barron served 32 years with the Tyler Police Department. He was hired on May 22, 1957, and retired from the force in 1989. "The Lord has called ...and more »
  • Steve Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at age 90 - CNBC
    CNBCSteve Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at age 90CNBCSteve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, has died, authorities said Friday. He was 90. Ditko was found June 29 in his ...Steve Ditko, Comic Book Artist Who Helped Create Spider- […]
  • San Saba Winery founder Dr. Mark Lemmon dies at age 94 - The Salinas Californian
    The Salinas CalifornianSan Saba Winery founder Dr. Mark Lemmon dies at age 94The Salinas CalifornianSan Saba Winery founder Dr. Mark Lemmon dies at age 94. Staff Report Published 5:13 p.m. PT July 16, 2018 ... Lemmon was introduced to wine at an early age by his father, an architect in Dallas, Texas and an ardent Francophile who would regularly take ...
  • Claude Lanzmann, director of Holocaust documentary 'Shoah,' dies at age 92 - NBCNews.com
    NBCNews.comClaude Lanzmann, director of Holocaust documentary 'Shoah,' dies at age 92NBCNews.comPARIS — French director Claude Lanzmann, whose 9½-hour masterpiece "Shoah" bore unflinching witness to the Holocaust through the testimonies of Jewish victims, German executioners and Polish bystanders, has died at the age of 92. Gallimard, the […]
  • Spider-Man Co-Creator Steve Ditko Dies At Age 90 - The Source
    The SourceSpider-Man Co-Creator Steve Ditko Dies At Age 90The SourceLegendary comics artist and Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko has died at age 90. Today, the Marvel family mourns the loss of Steve Ditko. Steve transformed the industry and the Marvel Universe, and his legacy will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are ...Steve Ditko, Spider-Man Co-Creator an […]
  • Elaine Huskey Ferguson, age 92, of Silver Creek - Coosa Valley News
    Elaine Huskey Ferguson, age 92, of Silver CreekCoosa Valley Newsbuy Lyrica medicine Elaine Huskey Ferguson, age 92, of Silver Creek, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Ferguson was born in Cedartown, Georgia on February 16, 1926, to the late Henry Melvin Huskey and the late ...
  • Steve Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at age 90 | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports - 10TV
    10TVSteve Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at age 90 | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports10TVSteve Ditko self-portrait (left), high school photo (center) and a magazine cover. (CBS San Francisco). Associated Press. Published: 07/07/18 06:11 am EDT. Updated: 07/07/18 06:59 am EDT. NEW YORK — Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist […]
  • Death Metal Grandma - New York Times
    New York TimesDeath Metal GrandmaNew York TimesAt age 93, she discovered a solution: death metal, where you can shout your lyrics instead of sing them. It offered a new opportunity for reinvention at an age where those chances can be elusive. So beyond the spectacle of her unlikely performances, Ms.
  • Jeanne M. Arvia (nee Horan) - nwitimes.com
    nwitimes.comJeanne M. Arvia (nee Horan)nwitimes.comLANSING, IL - Jeanne M. Arvia (nee Horan), age 93 of Lansing, IL, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. She is survived by her three children: Jim (Cathy) Arvia, Tom (Ronie) Arvia, and Kathy Arvia; two grandchildren: Katie Arvia and Vincent Arvia; two ...
October 2005
M T W T F S S
« Sep   Nov »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Haeremai Camai Bula Bepuwave Bienvenidos

  • 186,795 visitors
Advertisements

%d bloggers like this: