How are Alzheimer’s and Loneliness Linked?

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8 million people over the age of 50 identify as chronically lonely. Gerontologist Sherri Snelling shares what that means in terms of Alzheimer’s and how people with the disease start to withdraw. Plus, being lonely will increase your Alzheimer’s risk by 40 percent and the longer that you’re lonely the more it will impact your health. Plus, Dani, creator of Laughter on Call, shares some ways to cope with a patient’s loneliness as a caregiver.

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