Feeling lonely and isolated from friends, family and familiar places is more than simply an emotional quagmire for millions of Americans. Many contend that these issues may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity or smoking. While this is a challenge that transcends all age groups, it is particularly troublesome for seniors, particularly those who are experiencing a serious or advanced illness, where the physical challenges of mobility make the effort required to socialize with friends and family overwhelming.

Some experts think the problem is getting worse, driven by an aging population, changes in family structure, reliance on technology in place of face-to-face discourse[…] Continue Reading

Source: Internet Health Management