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Loneliness + Aging = A Serious Medical Problem 

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Jan 29, 2018 5:52:43 PM

There are many reasons why as we age, isolation is more likely to increase. Social experts say that often an older adult might withdraw due to health conditions, physical limitations, depression, nervousness about driving or a lack of a strong network of family and friends nearby. Research is revealing that this can be problematic for not only a loved one's emotional well-being but also for their physical health-- in a big way.

 According to many studies, loneliness can lead to chronic conditions, diabetes, depression, brain damage, heart issues and it can even kill. Some studies reveal that people who are lonely are twice as likely to have an earlier death than those who are not.

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Alleviating Senior Social Isolation Through Social Media

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 19, 2014 11:49:26 AM

Loneliness and isolation can be as big of a health concern for senior citizens as heart disease, arthritis, or osteoporosis. Seniors are more susceptible to social isolation and loneliness. As they grow older their social network shrinks: spouses pass away, friends get sick, or people move away.

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