Senior Loneliness Is Shortening Lifespans.


Loneliness affects one in three aging adults in the U.S. According to a National Poll on Healthy Aging, chronic loneliness can impact one's memory, physical well-being, mental health, and life expectancy.

The symptoms of loneliness are complex and, while the signs of it can be concealed, they often come during a change of circumstance in a person's life. Retiring from a career and missing the social contact that came with it, health issues that prevent people from participating in things they always have enjoyed, or the death of a loved one can lead to isolation.

AARP points out that potential signs of loneliness can include poor eating habits, loss of...

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