Tag: lonliness

Loneliness Affects Health in Elders

In a study of 1,600 seniors, researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) found that people who reported being lonely were more likely to suffer a decline in health or die over a six-year period than those who were content with their social lives. Loneliness didn’t necessarily mean...

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Doggie Robots Just The Thing To Relieve Lonliness?!

I recently wrote about dog nursing homes and here is another dog story. A Saint Louis University study suggests that a robotic dog works equally as well as a real dog in alleviating loneliness and causing nursing home residents to form attachments. To test whether residents connected better with Sparky,...

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