Loneliness and Alzheimer’s Disease

Angie Szumlinski News

Loneliness has been linked to Alzheimer’s pathology and cognitive function among older adults, but little research has looked at loneliness as a dementia risk factor for younger people. In a study conducted at the Boston School of Medicine, being persistently lonely during midlife (ages 45-64) appears to make people more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) later in …

Welcoming Back Nursing Home Visitors

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

Reopening America’s nursing homes to visitors is of critical importance as many residents continue to sustain severe and potentially irreversible consequences from lack of human contact, especially with family caregivers. The CDC nursing home guidelines published as of June 2020 are confusing and lack detail with respect to visitors and essential family caregivers. While the evidence concerning COVID-19 is still …

One is a Lonely Number

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

Many older Americans will be alone this holiday season and are longing for a simpler way to connect with their families, according to a new online Harris Poll of Americans aged 70+. The survey, which reached 221 older adults, was commissioned by Aloe Care Health, the makers of the first voice-activated, comprehensive solution for elder communication and safety. “With the …