Signs of Loneliness in the Elderly

Loneliness in elderly people is a serious problem that should not be overlooked. Loneliness can be an indication of depression. It is important to pay attention to your loved ones after significant changes in their lives such as a loss of hearing or trouble walking.

Fast Facts:

  • Medical problems can make it difficult for elderly people to communicate with others.
  • Elderly people may be too embarrassed to admit that they have difficulties and may choose to isolate themselves instead.
  • The combination of loneliness and depression can be fatal for the elderly.