When being alone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

June 8, 2018

Santa Fe New Mexican (June 8)—quote from Edwin Walker on health impacts of social isolation

When being alone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

When I was a boy, controlled by my parents, what I wanted most was to be left alone. Now, at 77, I’m not so sure that’s what I want. Loneliness can affect anyone at any age, but it’s particularly worrisome among those 60 and older because it could lead to serious health concerns, even death, and have a debilitating effect on people who are blind or going deaf. For them, it means isolation.

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Karen - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 06:19

Does anyone have to be over 60 to be isolated? What about younger people?


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