Loneliness & Social Isolation Among Older Adults

A quarter of seniors aged 65 and older face social isolation due to living alone, poor health, and distance from or loss of loved ones and friends. This kind of isolation can negatively impact mental health, as well as increase the risk of certain chronic diseases and severe medical conditions, such as dementia and depression, by 50%. Loneliness among the elderly has become an epidemic, particularly in care homes.

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