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More Research to Support the Importance of a Strong Social Connection and Preventing Social Isolation for the Elderly


A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences¬†followed 6,500 men and women ages 52 and older for over 7 years to determine the effect social isolation and loneliness had on mortality. Both are associated with a poorer quality of life and an increased risk for premature death. The study found that of the two factors, isolation appeared to have the greatest impact on mortality. Read the L.A. Time’s article Social Isolation increases risk of early death, study finds¬†for more on this subject.