Physical and mental health of seniors linked to optimism, wisdom and loneliness

Ten thousand Baby Boomers turn 65 every day. By 2029, the entire generation born between 1946 and 1964 will be at least that old. What happens next concerns millions of Americans. Advancing age is broadly associated with declining cognitive, physical and mental health. In a new study of older adults living independently in a senior continuing care facility, researchers at […]

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Will a pill fix nation's loneliness 'epidemic'?

Could a new pill help people struggling with chronic loneliness? A scientist from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is trying to develop a pill that could help people struggling with chronic loneliness. She says the pill will be different from commonly used anti-depressants in that they are targeting loneliness more specifically. Do you feel lonely? You are […]

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DNA accounts for 35% of feelings of loneliness, twin study finds

Loneliness IS genetic: DNA accounts for 35% of feelings of isolation – but quality time with friends can outweigh it, twin study finds About half of all Americans say they feel lonely sometime or often  By studying twins, researchers at the University of Western Ontario found that about 35 percent of your potential for loneliness is genetic  Loneliness also shares […]

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