Dimensions Newsletter-Summer-2021


Isolation and Loneliness: What Can We Do?

Isolation and Loneliness: What Can We Do?

Social isolation (being alone), and loneliness (feeling alone) are well-known risk factors for poor health outcomes. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers were becoming increasingly concerned with high rates of loneliness and social isolation reported across Europe, the United States and China, particularly in the older adult population.