Social Distancing and Mental Health
Aging | Emotions | Personal Relationships | Worrying

Social Distancing and Mental Health

If you have not been spending time with friends and family, you may be wondering about the relationship between social distancing and mental health. It is normal to feel frightened and anxious when there is a lack of control. The important thing is to connect with others in new ways and be aware of possible…

Risks of Social Isolation
Emotions | Aging

Risks of Social Isolation

There are mental and physical health risks connected to social isolation. It has been connected to increased mortality as well as to an increased risk of falls and hospital admission. If you feel lonely or are experiencing social isolation, reach out to talk through your feelings. What is Social Isolation? While some who are socially…

Facts About Senior Isolation You Need to Know About
Depression | Caregiving

Facts About Senior Isolation You Need to Know About

Feelings of loneliness and isolation can greatly affect the seniors’ health. It’s a silent killer. Understanding the consequences of isolation and loneliness can help you know why it’s important to help seniors out of the darkness. Senior Isolation Prevalence The U.S. Census Bureau reports that approximately 11 million seniors lived alone in 2010. Seniors who…