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Loneliness - A common problem among the elderly

Not all senior citizens who live alone are lonely. Loneliness depends on whether the person has been forced by circumstances to live alone. If they feel that they are abandoned by their families, it increases their vulnerability towards depression.

Signs of Loneliness and Depression

Physical symptoms such as body pain and loss of sleep are usually signs of depression. Most senior citizens only talk about their physical problems. It is important that doctors recognize these symptoms.

How to Deal with Loneliness

It is important that they involve themselves in activities and exercise. However, one cannot start this at old age. Everyone must prepare for old age when they are younger. Senior citizens should indulge in physical, recreational, social and religious activities to avoid loneliness.

Believe me the preparation should start at young age. If you are not social when young, it would be extremely hard to change yourself when old