Do you know someone who is “bored to death?”

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Mary Bart

This is the topic that I explore in my most recently published article.

Boredom is a commonplace emotion facing many older adults with health issues.  Often retirees who have spent their lives working, raising a family, being socially active and contributing to their communities are often bored and pushed to the sidelines because of their all-consuming, often painful declining health.  Although boredom may seem easy to solve and be harmless, in fact in can become chronic and dangerous.  Extended periods of boredom can lead to destructive behaviors, isolation, loneliness, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.  These mental health issues can have direct negative, debilitating effects on a person’s overall health, their ability to stay independent, social engaged and a ultimately to enjoy a full filling life.

 

Boredom is a commonplace emotion facing many older adults that can grind their lives to a halt.

My article begins and page 16 and I hope it does not bore you to death.

https://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?m=25315&i=748361&p=16&ver=html5

 

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