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2013-05-22 23:22:31

GeriJoy provides virtual talking dogs as companions for the elderly. Following anecdotal evidence of GeriJoy's senior companionship service improving mental health and even rolling back Alzheimer's, Pace University will begin a research study this summer to determine the clinical efficacy of the GeriJoy Companion system. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Research shows that loneliness is a significant risk factor for Alzheimer's, other functional decline, and even death in seniors over the...

Being Lonely Can Affect Your Immune System
2013-01-20 06:09:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Feelings of loneliness could be hazardous to your health, causing an immune system reaction similar to those associated with high stress levels, researchers from the Ohio State University (OSU) claim in a new study. Lead author Lisa Jaremka, a postdoctoral fellow at the OSU Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, and colleagues discovered that people who were more isolated demonstrated signs of elevated latent herpes virus...

2012-12-11 11:55:56

But those who live alone not at increased risk, study shows Feeling lonely, as distinct from being/living alone, is linked to an increased risk of developing dementia in later life, indicates research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Various factors are known to be linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease, including older age, underlying medical conditions, genes, impaired cognition, and depression, say the authors. But the potential...

Marriage Threatened By Personality Traits
2012-11-13 14:31:18

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nick Frye-Cox of the University of Missouri has recently published a study that details a particular threat to marriages and other intimate relationships. Frye-Cox is a doctoral student in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Along with other researchers, his contention is that persons who possess a certain dissociative personality trait unwittingly harm their personal relationships. While communication can...

Positive Thinking The Perfect Remedy For Older Adults
2012-10-26 13:18:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Elderly adults who turn their frown upside down can boost their health, according to a study from Concordia University. Researchers from the campus in Canada recently found that lonely older adults have more health risks and maintaining a positive attitude is paramount for keeping the body healthy. The scientists observed 122 senior citizens over a span of six years. In particular, the study showed that lonely older adults have...

Loneliness Decreases In Adults Who Use Meditation
2012-08-15 12:59:06

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Loneliness cannot only be damaging for the psyche, but also has physical impacts. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that a meditation program, completed in a little less than eight weeks, helped decrease loneliness among adults. The UCLA study also finds that mindfulness can also help boost the immune system. The findings, featured in a recent online edition of the journal Brain, Behavior...

2012-07-25 00:17:50

For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems – such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's – and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social networking programs like creating community centers to encourage new relationships have not been effective. However, a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University's J. David Creswell offers the first evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults. Published in "Brain, Behavior...

Loneliness Affects Mortality Risk
2012-06-19 06:00:57

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Thoughts of neglect. Feelings of isolation. These are symptoms evaluated in two new studies that examined the influence of loneliness on increased risk of mortality. One study, conducted by Dr. Jacob A. Udell of the Brigham and Women´s Hospital of the Harvard Medical School in Boston and his colleagues, found that living alone was connected with increased mortality and cardiovascular risk for particular age groups. They looked at data from the global...

2011-12-12 06:21:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Loneliness doesn´t just affect you emotionally; it can affect your health by keeping you awake at night. New findings, published in the journal Sleep, are similar to a 2002 study published by the American Psychological Society that compared the loneliness reported by college students with their measured quality of sleep. The lonelier the students felt, the more their sleep was broken-up during the night. "It's not just a product of very lonely individuals having...

2011-11-04 05:57:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Loneliness doesn´t just affect you emotionally; it can affect your health by keeping you awake at night. New findings, published in the November 1 issue of the journal Sleep, are similar to a 2002 study published by the American Psychological Society that compared the loneliness reported by college students with their measured quality of sleep. The lonelier the students felt, the more their sleep was broken-up during the night. "It's not just a product of very...


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