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How much do you know about social isolation and chronic loneliness?

Loneliness is one element of social isolation, which is defined as a lack of social interaction or communication with family, friends or neighbors. Chronic loneliness, experts tell us, is an ever-present, self-perpetuating condition that pushes people away from the relationships that sustain us and make us happy. And studies show that isolation and loneliness can have powerful negative effects on health. Take the quiz below to learn more about chronic loneliness and how to keep it at bay.

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    Training Elderly in Social Media Improves Well-Being and Combats Isolation

    (Medical Xpress, Dec. 2014) Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being. Read

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    (ABC News, July 2014) - Thousands of aging Americans take part in home-sharing programs that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting some much-needed companionship. Read

    Study: Internet Usage Lowers Rates of Depresssion Among Older Adults

    (WP, May 2014) - The Washington Post reports a new study on the affect of Internet usage on the emotional state of adults over 50 years old found that rates of depression were lower among those who regularly browse the Web. Read