Talking and communicating with other people keeps the mind active, working the memory and stimulating emotions.
Talking and communicating with other people keeps the mind active, working the memory and stimulating emotions. Try to make effort to keep in touch with the people who are important to you, such as friends and family. Having regular phone calls, volunteering, or joining a club or community group are great ways to stay socially active.
Studies have shown that engagement with socially rewarding and fulfilling activities increases neural connections in the brain and protects against cognitive decline and improves emotional wellbeing. Social interactions involve the use of different brain functions such as the use of language, problem solving and active listening, all of which are essential for improved cognitive and memory functioning.
"Neurones that fire together, wire together"
Dr Prem Pillay
The last year has been particularly tough for everyone, with limited or no opportunity to see loved ones in person. Those that are digitally isolated have been at a significant disadvantage here. This has been one of our core motivators to develop the huru platform, making sure that nobody, no-matter their living situation or comfort level with technology, is without the tools to stay social with those closest to them.