Alzheimers Q&A: Can chronic loniless increase the risk of dementia? | Health/Fitness

The social isolation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic is the core of chronic loneliness for many older adults, who have been staying home to avoid contracting COVID-19.

Similarly, those in long-term care settings have been experiencing isolation and loneliness because of the lack of opportunity for engagement with others outside their environments.

A review of published observational studies by researchers in Spain examined whether loneliness is associated with an increased risk of dementia. As reported in an April 2019 research article in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychology, the researchers found that loneliness was associated with a 26% increased