Link Between Loneliness and Aging

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The Link Between Loneliness and Aging

By |November 1, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Loneliness is often associated with conditions such as; Alzheimer’s, Cardiovascular disease, depression, insomnia, cerebrovascular disease and hypertension. A recent study in New Zealand compared the link between loneliness in the elderly community.

With over 70,000 elders that contributed to the study, the data allowed researchers to study the loneliness in the community.Centenarians which are elders that are 100 years or older were less lonely that elders who were in between the ages of 65-99. With the International Residential Assessment Instrument-Home Care (interRAI-HC), model researchers were able to find a 32% reduction in[…]

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