Social isolation results in memory loss

Other Side of 50

Andrea Gallagher is president of Senior Concerns, a nonprofit agency. Visit seniorconcerns.org or send an email to agallagher@seniorconcerns.org.Fifty-four years ago, John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the song “Eleanor Rigby,” signaling us to “look at all the lonely people.”
Studies in the U.K. show that half a million people over the age of 60 spend every day alone.
Today, scientists around the world are worried about the effect of social isolation on older adults, especially in light of the...

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