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
We hope this information is helpful to you in the important work you do as a family caregiver.
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