Loneliness in the elderly has been associated with cognitive decline, longer hospital stays and lower resistance to infections.
Social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, enable us to stay connected, share experiences, and access information with ease.
Depression is one of the fastest growing illnesses in the world.
Solitude often conjures up negative connotations such as loneliness.
This time of year, is expected by many to be filled with joy and sharing good memories with loved ones, friends and family.
Postpartum Support International has declared May as National Maternal Depression Awareness Month.
Studies in the past decade indicate that as many as 40% of adults over 65 years of age report being lonely at least sometimes.