New statistics show that people with dementia have been particularly vulnerable during the pandemic.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: alzheimers-disease covid-19 coronavirus dementia pandemic elderly social-isolation infections caregivers
Why structured contact with nature, rolled out with government support, will go a long way to solving the psychological distress of coronavirus.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
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Staying close to home reduces COVID-19 risk for older adults, but feelings of loneliness can set in. Neighbors, healthy habits, and technology can help.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 isolation older-adults social-lives health-and-medicine
The social isolation older adults are experiencing as they try to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic is raising new mental health risks, but people can take steps to protect themselves.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~9 min
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Social distancing is leaving older Americans more isolated and opening them up to serious health risks.
July 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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People are turning to quarantine bubbles as a way to see friends and family while limiting the risk from the coronavirus. Research shows that this can work, but it's not easy to be in a quaranteam.
June 17, 2020 • ~10 min
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Many people who shielding during the coronavirus pandemic will need help to step forward and reclaim life.
June 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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Isolation and loneliness can have major physical and mental health consequences. New research shows socializing is critical to survival and longevity.
June 9, 2020 • ~5 min
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COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
May 19, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health medicine mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression anxiety psychology trauma social-distancing ptsd medical-care hospitals social-isolation patients
How do you stay safe now that states are reopening? An expert explains how to assess risk when reconnecting with friends and family
The U.S. is slowly reopening, but the messages from governments are confusing. An expert offers guidance on many people's first priority -- connecting with loved ones.
May 18, 2020 • ~8 min
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