Thursday, December 20, 2012

Health roundup: Lonely more likely to develop dementia

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USA Today

Aging and loneliness: Older adults who feel lonely -- but do not necessarily live alone -- are more likely to develop memory loss and other symptoms of dementia, a Dutch study shows. The study doesn't prove the loneliness comes first: It's possible that people losing their mental sharpness react by withdrawing from social life and then report feeling lonely. But it's also possible that a lack of social stimulation and support speeds mental decline. (TIME)

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