Loneliness

Loneliness in LTC: Overcoming disability, creating connections

Loneliness in LTC: Overcoming disability, creating connections

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Reducing loneliness among facility residents has numerous benefits — for residents and staff. So why aren't we doing better at it? Here's what you need to know.

Researchers recommend attacking loneliness to lower seniors' costs, doctor visits

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More aggressive interventions with lonely elders may significantly decrease physician visits and healthcare costs, authors of a recent study conclude.

Positive attitude lessens health risks for older adults, study shows

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Seniors who maintain a positive outlook can counteract negative affects of a lonely life, Canadian researchers have found.

Meditation reduces loneliness, inflammation in elderly adults, study finds

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A meditation technique reduces loneliness and chronic inflammation disorders in seniors, new research shows.