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Like Hunger Or Thirst, Loneliness In Older People Can Be Eased

It’s widely believed that older age is darkened by persistent loneliness. But a considerable body of research confirms this isn’t the case.

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Minimize isolation for an Alzheimer’s sufferer

By Judith Boyko Isolation. Frustration. Solitude. Loneliness. Depression. Sadness. Heartache. Forgetfulness. For many, these are some of the words that come to mind when they think Alzheimer’s disease. What is it? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s “is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.” Individuals suffering from this debilitating […]

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How can families cope with isolated older relatives?

Summer seems to fliy by quickly in New England. Before you know it the cold weather arrives. For seniors, that means more isolation and lack of exercise.

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