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Census Bureau. Since Marchthe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged older adults — a group at highest risk for severe illness with COVID — to stay home with few, if any, visitors. These restrictions have helped to protect seniors throughout the pandemic, but also limited interaction with friends and family, leading to a stark increase in reported isolation. This isolation can lead to depression, weight loss, cognitive decline, and other medical complications, research suggests. Learn the major mental and physical effects of loneliness, and how senior isolation has been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. Get tips on how to connect with and support seniors who are lonely or living alone. The health dangers of senior isolation and loneliness Loneliness can be as deadly as smoking or obesity, according to a Brigham Young University study.

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But you're having health concerns of a few kind, we urge you to address to a healthcare professional. When the global pandemic led to stay-at-home orders being issued across the nation earlier this year, we entered into an unprecedented period. For six months after that counting, many of us have depleted more time at home than we ever have. When Zoom calls after that FaceTime check-ins become the main help to your inner circle, living all the rage social isolation can prove to be an emotional rollercoaster. As they reflected on being a solo-dweller amidst a pandemic, they shared with us remarks that were incredibly thoughtful, emotional, after that candid.