Loneliness 'can increase Alzheimer's risk'Submitted by emalvini on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 04:32
Loneliness 'can increase Alzheimer's risk'
John von Radowitz
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Feeling lonely can increase the risk of Alzheimer's in later life, a study suggests.
Researchers who found the link drew a distinction between being alone and loneliness.
The Amsterdam Study of the Elderly (Amstel) looked at risk factors for depression, dementia and high death rates among 2,000 men and women aged 65 and older.