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How to help an elderly loved 1 combat loneliness

from Care2

Many people struggle with loneliness, but feeling isolated is especially common — and worrying — among the elderly. According to a University of California, San Francisco study, 43 percent of adults over 65 report feeling alone. For these seniors, the risk of functional decline increases by 59 percent and the risk of death rises by 45 percent. If you have an elderly loved one who lives alone or seems lonely, something as simple as regular phone calls could be enough to boost their health. Here are four other ways you can help them combat loneliness. more

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