The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060, and the 65-and-older age group’s share of the total population will rise from 16 percent to 23 percent.
Is your aging parent lonely? Isolation and loneliness are widespread among our elders. It may begin with the the loss of a spouse. It may be compounded by physical decline such as loss of driving ability, decreased hearing or vision. Friends pass away. There are fewer opportunities for social engagement than in a younger day.
Other studies have also looked at the link between aging and happiness. They’ve found that as we get older, we become more trusting, and people who trust others are more likely to be happier.
According to a systematic review of literature on long-distance caregiving [...]
“POSITIVE aging" is a term that describes feeling good about [...]