“All the lonely people”
“All the lonely people”: The impact of loneliness in old age on life and health expectancy
Lonely older adults not only lived at least three years less than their peers, but also spent less of their remaining life in good health or being active, according to a study led by experts in ageing research in Singapore and Japan.
The first to quantify the impact of loneliness on longevity and quality of life among seniors, the study highlights the seriousness of addressing loneliness as populations age around the world and COVID-19 measures potentially exacerbate it.
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