Category Archives: Isolation

Social isolation, loneliness and health during aging

Social isolation and loneliness are gaining increasing attention as risks to health and well-being among older adults worldwide. In the United States, about one-third of Americans aged 60 and over are estimated to feel lonely, and one-quarter of Americans aged … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Isolation | Tagged , | Comments Off on Social isolation, loneliness and health during aging

The perils of a Life in Isolation

Humans are hardwired to interact with others, especially during times of stress. On the other hand, when we go through a trying ordeal alone, a lack of emotional support and comradeship can increase our anxiety and hinder our ability to … Continue reading

Posted in Emotions, Isolation, Loneliness, Mental health, Neuroscience | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The perils of a Life in Isolation