Denise Savi says family and friends should be present in their lives to avoid diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, anxiety and many other diseases that affect the brain.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the world to take social isolation measures to contain the virus. The elderly were part of the risk group and began to isolate from their families and friends to reduce the chance of transmission. Deniz Savi, a happiness science specialist and coordinator of Doe Sentimentos Positivos, reports that the elderly have suffered more in the pandemic period because they have not adapted the habit of dealing with new technological inventions of communication like the younger ones. .
“They ended up being isolated. It exacerbated the grief and increased the number of depression and anxiety dramatically. We need to look at this scenario with empathy, and with interest, because they need attention, especially in the post-pandemic period.”The expert said.
Denise also notes that recent studies suggest that the course of isolation for the general population may “turn” into a future mental health epidemic in the post-virus period. To prevent this from happening, it is essential to have support groups around the most vulnerable, such as the elderly.
“The family needs to reconnect with these people. Because physical contact is very important and essential,” She said. Deniz also says it’s wise to avoid bad news. And he had advice for the elderly who are not looking for their children and grandchildren, For trying to leave a message at lunch, make appointments because it’s healthy too.
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