Small Study: Feelings Of Loneliness May Increase After Onset Of Chronic Health Problems In Elderly Individuals

HealthDay (2/17, Preidt) reported that research published in Health Psychology suggests that for individuals “age 70 or older who struggle with a chronic illness, loneliness is often a complicating factor.” Investigators “looked at 121 older adults, mostly in their 70s.” The researchers “found that feelings of loneliness rose after the onset of chronic health problems – even among those who had been with the same partner for 50 years or more.”

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— “Chronic Illness, Loneliness May Go Hand-in-Hand for Some Elderly,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, February 16, 2015.

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