Simple policies, such as the free bus pass for older adults, not only reduce loneliness but also help older people maintain cognitive function.
Increasing numbers of older Australians don't own their homes. Whether they are private renters or live in social housing can make a big difference to their risk of loneliness and anxiety.
Robots address challenges care systems face -- and could even provide companionship to those who need it most.
Around 140 Australian nursing-home residents have taken their own lives between 2000 and 2013, our new study shows.
Both young and old can feel like they don't belong. But loneliness is a social problem, with a social solution.
For those who are finding the social distancing isolating, here are some lessons from ancient hermits, who often found joy in being alone.
Older people are less lonely than we think, but more importantly loneliness is something they face all year round – not just at Christmas.
Residents may be right to fear for their lives.
Loneliness shortens our life spans and some studies suggest it's even more lethal than obesity. We are physiologically and psychologically primed for connection, so don't shrug off your loneliness.
Millions of American children are being cared for by grandparents. To honor Grandparents Day we ask: What are the social and health impacts of this often unexpected turn of events?
Scammers target people who crave social contact.
Loneliness is a major cause of health problems, and many programs have aimed to alleviate it among the elderly. But it might be wise to treat loneliness at its roots, which for many is in childhood.