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The word “lonely” is defined as “affected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone; lonesome.” (dictionary.com) We’ve all been there at one point or another. But unfortunately, according to a 2010 survey by AARP, 25 percent of the 70 and over population in the U.S. experience loneliness as a daily reality and it’s a condition with a significant risk attached.
One meta-analysis of research into the health aspects of loneliness, published in 2010, found that people with weak social connections had a higher mortality risk than those with obesity. Loneliness is also associated with decreased resistance to infection, depression and dementia, and increased emergency admission to hospital, according to this review of research on seniors and isolation published in BMJ Open in 2017.