Loneliness kills: experts say isolation can be fatal

This Christmas, more older people in Scotland will be alone and feeling lonely than ever before, and social isolation can have fatal health consequences, experts say.
Research published this month by Age UK found that one in six over-65s in Scotland – around 184,000 people – feel more lonely at Christmas than at any other time of the year. One in ten will be on their own on Christmas Day. And almost a quarter say they are not looking forward to Christmas at all.
This is why The Scotsman has launched a campaign this Christmas to tackle loneliness in the country, reach out to those who are... read more

 
11 December 2019 in Health, Views: 61
Source: Scotsman
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