15 Sep 2015

Loneliness and the effect on ageing

From Nine To Noon, 11:23 am on 15 September 2015

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Dr. Nancy Donovan is a geriatric psychiatrist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Her recent research has found than loneliness and depression are linked to an increased risk of mental decline in the elderly and that loneliness can be associated with worse cognitive function.