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Loneliness affects everyone at some point in our lives. For seniors, however, loneliness can severely undermine their health. According to research by the University of California, San Francisco, isolated seniors have a 59% greater risk of mental and physical decline.
Loneliness occurs in us all for a myriad of reasons, but as you care for your aging loved ones, keep an eye on the following warnings signs and take action to alleviate their pain.
If you believe your loved one may be susceptible to loneliness, take a proactive approach to preventing loneliness:
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