Social Isolation Leads to Depression for Seniors
As people age, they may become isolated; and that isolation can lead to depression, according to a recent post from the Straits Times. A study led by Dr. Nadee Goonawardene reveals that seniors living alone are most at risk for mental health issues like depression. The Struggle with Social Isolation Elderly people often live alone, especially after the death of a spouse. Their children may have moved away, or may be too busy with their own lives to come and visit often. That’s where social isolation begins. Seniors often struggle with physical ailments that make it difficult to get out and walk, go shopping, or catch the train to visit a friend. The 2016 Study of Isolated Seniors Dr. According to the study, those who were socially isolated spent more time napping, more time sitting in the living room, and more time indoors than the rest of the seniors in the study. Help for Seniors Living in Isolation News Feed from Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic
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