“A six –year Harvard University study of 16,638 people found that those with the largest networks had the slower rate of memory decline. Family and friends can mute the intensity of stress- and the brain´s chemical response”. http://www.oprah.com/health/The-Science-Behind-Brain-Activity-Enhancing-Brainpower
In addition, we know that isolation is a powerful risk for poor health. Social support can help safeguard or even reduce some of the ill effects of aging. It can also help protect against the stresses of life. The success of social support lies with each individual. A healthy balance of support both emotionally as well as hands-on support will help against the stresses of life. However, it is important to appreciate that unwanted or unneeded care can actually do more damage than good. Therefore it is necessary to understand the living situation of the person.
Making your Golden Beats program a social support system for your participants will not only improve adherence and motivation but will also help improve mental and brain health.