A study in UK raised alarm about a loneliness crisis nationwide – where over 2 million people over 75 live alone. The report also states that “more than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.” In many cases, this happens due to various reasons such as declining mobility, death of a spouse, retirement from work or simply losing touch with family. Loneliness can seriously impact a person’s health – but there are some steps seniors can take to avoid being caught in the loneliness trap.Continue reading “Loneliness is bad for ageing – here’s how to beat it.”
A study recently published tells us that while rising rates of loneliness is no surprise, there are three different ages where loneliness peaks: during the 20s, 50s and 80s. About 75% of the subjects surveyed has moderate to high levels of loneliness. The measure of loneliness is subjective and is defined as “subjective distress” between the social relationships that you want and the ones that you have.
Here are some findings in the study that was done in San Diego County, California, USA — with 340 participants ranging from 27 to 101 years old.Continue reading “Study Finds That Loneliness Peaks in Your 20s, 50s and 80s — What Do Seniors Need to Know?”