People have many ways to connect with one another and yet, loneliness is pervasive — especially among the elderly. Research now shows that loneliness and isolation may be predictors of serious health problems — even death. Dr. Perissinotto recently discussed her research on the negative health impacts of loneliness on older adults. Dr. Perissinotto draws distinctions between loneliness and depression. In addition, she discussed risk assessments and how to integrate social services and medical interventions to assist people who are lonely.
Learn more about her presentation here.