Health experts have expressed concerns regarding the prevalence and health impact of loneliness. In the U.S., loneliness affects 48% of adults age 60 or older and often leads to the risk of dementia or premature death. Learn how you can help.
Nobody likes to feel alone, but for seniors aged 65-and-over, loneliness can be a constant companion. Chronic health conditions, lack of transportation and poor mobility can all leave seniors feeling lonely, depressed and unappreciated. If those negative feelings persist, they can cause serious health problems that eventually threaten an elderly person’s independence.