Older adults reporting social isolation or loneliness show poorer cognitive function 4 years later

  title={Older adults reporting social isolation or loneliness show poorer cognitive function 4 years later},
  author={John T. Cacioppo and Stephanie Cacioppo},
  journal={Evidence-Based Nursing},
  pages={59 - 60}
Commentary on: Shankar A, Hamer M, McMunn A, et al. Social isolation and loneliness: relationships with cognitive function during 4 years of follow-up in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Psychosom Med 2013;75:161–70.[OpenUrl][1][Abstract/FREE Full Text][2] With the dramatic increase in life expectancy in developed countries, it has become important to identify factors that may mitigate the rising prevalence of cognitive dementia. The social environment in which older adults live has… 

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