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  • tackle
  • It's great to know we are making a real difference to people's lives and helping to tackle the growing problem of isolation, especially among the elderly. (kwmc.org.uk)
  • obesity
  • According to researchers, the psychologists at Bigham Young University in Utah, United States, the individual´s lack of social connection is closely linked to several conditions such as obesity, alcohol, physical inactivity or smoking. (adelante.cu)
  • dementia
  • In another case, after losing her beloved spouse to dementia (after an intense year of caring for him), a grandmother retreated into isolation and loneliness, despite being surrounded by loving grandchildren and adult children, who lived nearby. (visitingangels.com)
  • Mobile and wearable technology used to support independent living for people with dementia could hold the key to cutting social isolation. (medicalxpress.com)
  • negative consequences
  • Research has begun to show negative consequences of television on children's development and socialization proving that it does reduce and affect social interaction. (bartleby.com)
  • Interestingly, the study also showed that myelin production went back to normal after a period of social integration, suggesting that environmental intervention was sufficient to reverse the negative consequences of adult social isolation. (scienceagogo.com)
  • study
  • Every one-person reduction in the size of people's social networks was associated with 12 percent higher odds of newly diagnosed diabetes in women and 10 percent higher odds for men, the study found. (newsmax.com)
  • Even so, the study adds to the evidence linking social isolation to diabetes and other chronic illnesses that can impact both quality of life and longevity, said Dr. Carla Perissinotto, a geriatrics researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. (newsmax.com)
  • Social isolation doesn't cause diabetes, but there is a relationship," Perissinotto, who wasn't involved in the study, said by email. (newsmax.com)
  • The study results offer fresh evidence of the importance of maintaining an active social life in middle age and beyond, said Dawn C. Carr, a researcher at Florida State University in Tallahassee who wasn't involved in the study. (newsmax.com)
  • Ironically, Americans seek out social isolation in public places, particularly on public transport networks like bus and metro routes, says a new study of social norms. (bigthink.com)
  • The research backs up ILC-UK's analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing last year which found that almost four in ten of those aged 85 or older faced some kind of social exclusion. (healthcanal.com)
  • elderly
  • A lot of elderly people live alone, and so we suspect that stresses from the combination of aging and social isolation creates a double-whammy at the cellular and molecular level," said senior author Nirinjini Naidoo, PhD, a research associate professor of Sleep Medicine. (eurekalert.org)
  • Though social isolation is a huge problem among the elderly, it isn't due to a lack of opportunity. (alternativesforseniors.com)
  • people's
  • We're working with the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Commerce and Manufactures ( RSA ) as part of a research and action project to improve people's social inclusion. (kwmc.org.uk)
  • humans
  • All types of social isolation can include staying home for lengthy periods of time, having no communication with family, acquaintances or friends, and/or willfully avoiding any contact with other humans when those opportunities do arise. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other studies have shown that social isolation induces sleep loss, again in multiple species, including humans. (eurekalert.org)
  • diabetes
  • At the same time, each 10 percent drop in the number of social network members living within walking distance was associated with 21 percent higher odds of a new diabetes diagnosis for women. (newsmax.com)
  • Every 10 percent increase in the proportion of the social network made of household members, meanwhile, was associated with 25 percent higher odds of a new diabetes diagnosis in women and 29 percent higher odds for men. (newsmax.com)
  • Interaction
  • Many different relationships are part of social interaction such as family, neighbor, friends and work colleagues. (bartleby.com)
  • Social Isolation Social isolation may be defined as the absence of social interaction, contacts, and relationships with family and friends, with neighbors on an individual level, and with society at large on a broader level. (bartleby.com)
  • Does Television Affect Social Interaction? (bartleby.com)
  • Television has been around since the early 1950's but behaviorists have just recently begun to start studying the effects these machines may have on children, social interaction and families. (bartleby.com)
  • Local senior centers could also be an option for social interaction and might offer classes which can encourage your loved one to stay mentally active. (visitingangels.com)
  • This research provides the first explanation of the mechanism behind how this brain plasticity occurs," explained Dietz, "showing how this change in the level of social interaction of the adult animal resulted in changes in oligodendrocytes. (scienceagogo.com)
  • This research suggests that maybe recovery from an MS episode might be enhanced by social interaction," she says. (scienceagogo.com)
  • The goal is to get your loved one out of the home, get them active, and provide them with social interaction . (alternativesforseniors.com)
  • Attending services, social church events, and volunteering opportunities through their place of worship is a perfect way to foster friendships and interaction. (alternativesforseniors.com)
  • mood
  • In the case of mood-related isolation, the individual may isolate during a depressive episode only to 'surface' when their mood improves. (wikipedia.org)
  • evidence
  • Hickie said there was a wealth of evidence that men had more restricted social networks than women, and that these networks were heavily work-based. (wikipedia.org)
  • public
  • Social connectivity and meaningful social engagement must be promoted as integral components of healthy aging, according to a new collection of articles in the latest issue of Public Policy & Aging Report (PP&AR) from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). (eurekalert.org)
  • important
  • Professor Ian Hickie of the University of Sydney said that social isolation was perhaps the most important factor contributing to male suicide attempts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Social isolation can actually change the expression of genes important in the growth of mammary gland tumors, according to Dr. Suzanne D. Conzen, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and the study's lead author. (drugs.com)
  • As we age, social connections can be an important contributor to our well-being," said GSA Executive Director and CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH. (eurekalert.org)
  • family
  • These technological advancements have made it easier to send a message to family and friends, create new links in a social network, and express one's opinion about anything under the sun. (bartleby.com)
  • Visits from friends and family could help prevent isolation, but in many cases, professional home care may be a better option. (visitingangels.com)
  • Things like spending time with friends or other members of the family, passing the time with her favorite hobbies, attending social outings or even just getting out of the house to the hairdresser are still essential activities your mom needs in her life. (visitingangels.com)
  • Whether your parent lives with a family member, alone or with an ailing spouse, check their "isolation status" regularly. (visitingangels.com)
  • That means they may not have the support of a social network of friends, family, or community. (eurekalert.org)