To make Mom live longer or How long have you called your Mom?

As studies show, the more time you spend with your mom, the more she will live.

How long have you called Mom?

In 2012, scientists came to the conclusion that loneliness is a significant factor in reducing the quality of life of older people. Significantly increases the risk of depression, cognitive impairment and coronary heart disease and arteries, which increases the likelihood of early death.

In this study, 1600 people participated, the average age of which was 71 years. More than 20% of the participants, who at the time of the study considered themselves lonely, died within six years from the date of the survey. Of the group of respondents who reported that they have loved ones, only 14% were not alive through the control six bodies. During the JAMA survey, a sample of respondents was made from people with the same health status and social status.

Another studypublished in the journal in 2010, showed that social ties can be just as important for life extension as weight normalization and maintaining an active lifestyle.

According to the author of the study, psychology professor at the University of Brigham Young in Utah, Julianne Holt-Lastnd, social relations influence not only the quality of life, but also its duration.

Throughout history, a person was forced to rely on the inner circle, in order to ensure food and safety. Despite the fact that in modern conditions it is possible to provide individual needs independently, a person needs relatives, including in order to increase his chances of longevity.

As a result of the study, it was found that loneliness and social isolation are detrimental to health. The danger from these factors is estimated higher than smoking and overweight.

Spending time with family and friends a person often laughs, which leads to the release of beneficial hormones, boosts immunity, lowers blood pressure and stimulates blood circulation.

Young people have their advantages from communicating with their parents.No one understands some things like mom and dad. But they are always ready to share their experiences.

Grandparents are good helpers in caring for children. At the same time, the older generation themselves, communicating with children, increase their chances of avoiding Alzheimer's disease and dementia. For children, the opportunity to spend time with grandparents is a real pleasure. Thus, the whole family benefits.


If a visit to the parents needs a reason, it may be the creation of a genealogical tree, reflecting the history of the whole family. Grandparents will be happy to share the necessary information.

Together with parents, you can lay down new family traditions that will be passed down from generation to generation. For example, you can take annual family photos, organize family trips, engage in volunteer activities, or cook according to your favorite family recipe.



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