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Loneliness in older adults tied to less healthcare utilization
 

Loneliness in older adults tied to less healthcare utilization

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Older adults who felt lonely were less likely to visit physicians, regardless of whether the loneliness was chronic or recently developed, according to data from the PHASE* national survey in Singapore.
 
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12 Jan 2017 - General
 
If there is one thing the elderly hates so so much that would be loneliness. Ageing lonely is worse than many bad things because the joy of life fades away and people start to lose reasons to struggle for their life. The associated depressive mood wi...
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With the age the prevalence of the most of the diseases goes high specially in non communicable diseases. Sometimes due to an organic cause the people develop delirium or aging triggers dementia. So the drug compliance could go down and the close obs...
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Thank you Shunjie Chua . Can you elaborate this line from post "“Their lower contact with physicians could lead to undesirable health outcomes, such as a higher mortality rate among lonely older adults if they do have genuine health needs"...
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Tahira Nawaz Thanks for sharing the article. There appears to be no mention of mortality on the study and many times if it is not mentioned in the study, it means that the researcher has lo...
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I have observed in daily life, few people love to live lonely while others like gatherings. Older adults may suffer from lonely feelings either acute or chronic and a latest study has shown that older individuals who live lonely are less likely to go...
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