Combating Loneliness in Seniors


November 17, 2022
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Watch this free presentation titled, Combating Loneliness in Seniors, presented by Dr. Thomas Weiss, Geriatric Psychologist.

Loneliness can be described as the discrepancy between a person’s desired and actual social relationship. It’s a unique situation in which a person perceives themselves to be socially isolated, even when among other people. This condition causes a person to be irritable, depressed, self-centered, and can lead to a 29% increase in premature mortality. It’s estimated that 1/3 of the population suffers from loneliness and is especially prevalent among seniors.

Dr. Weiss’s presentation will help you to better understand this widespread condition with the following information:

  • How to Diagnose Loneliness
  • The Risk Factors 
  • Health Effects 
  • The Biology of Loneliness
  • Treatment Options 

“Loneliness breaks the spirit.” – Jewish Proverb

Source: Caregiver Training Videos. Download the presentation slides here

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