Holidays Can Be A Lonely Time for Isolated Seniors

Social isolation is more than just the holiday blues; seniors who are not engaged with their communities can suffer physically.  Studies have found that older adults who do not feel they are valued members of society can slip into depression, withdrawing from others and failing to eat or sleep properly, get regular exercise or keep doctor appointments.  Social isolation and loneliness can increase the risk of mortality in older adults and may lead to a quicker cognitive decline in some seniors.

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Author/Publisher - Auteur/Éditeur: 
Mir, H.
The Oldish Proactive Aging
Date Published: 
2016-01