The study followed 5,022 adults over the age of 65 from the National Health and Aging Trends Study—a longitudinal and nationally representative group of older adults in the U.S.—over the course of nine years (i.e., 2011 to 2020). 

Within the group, approximately one in four older U.S. adults faced social isolation—i.e., they had few social relationships and infrequent contact with others. the results showed that social isolation was associated with a 28% higher risk of developing dementia (25.9% of the socially isolated group had probably dementia, compared to 19.6% of the non-isolated group).

While this statistic seems high, researchers warn that the association between dementia and social isolation may be underestimated, as older adults living in nursing homes and residential care facilities (in which dementia and social isolation are highly prevalent) were not included in this study.

While the findings did not vary by race in this study, scientists conclude that more research is needed to determine the specific dementia-related implications of social isolation on different racial and ethnic groups, as a higher prevalence of dementia has been found in African American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Alaska Native older adults compared to White older adults. With the growing diversity of the aging population, accounting for racial and ethnic disparities within the design of future longitudinal population studies is imperative.

via: MindBodyGreen.

Unlike most cancers, rates of Hodgkin lymphoma are highest among teens and young adults (ages 15 to 39 years) and again among older adults (ages 75 years or older). White people are more likely than Black people to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and men are more likely than women to develop lymphoma.

Unlike most cancers, rates of Hodgkin lymphoma are highest among teens and young adults (ages 15 to 39 years) and again among older adults (ages 75 years or older). White people are more likely than Black people to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and men are more likely than women to develop lymphoma.

1. Social isolation may be an early indicator of increased dementia risk

  • Author: news-medical.net
  • Updated: 2023-02-01
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  • Summary: Social isolation may be an early indicator of increased dementia risk
  • Matched Content: Researchers found that people who were socially isolated were 26% more likely to develop dementia than those with no social isolation.
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2. Dementia: Social isolation may increase risk by 28%

  • Author: medicalnewstoday.com
  • Updated: 2023-01-31
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  • Summary: Social isolation may increase risk by 28%
  • Matched Content: The new analysis indicated that socially isolated adults were 28% more likely to develop dementia over a period of nine years, regardless of 
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3. Living alone raises risk of dementia, study finds

  • Author: dailymail.co.uk
  • Updated: 2023-01-31
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  • Summary: Living alone raises risk of dementia, study finds
  • Matched Content: Socially isolated adults were 26 per cent more likely to develop the memory-robbing condition. The results came from an analysis of 460,000 
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4. Social isolation linked to lower brain volume and higher dementia risk

  • Author: alzheimersresearchuk.org
  • Updated: 2023-01-31
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  • Summary: Social isolation linked to lower brain volume and higher dementia risk
  • Matched Content: The data shows that people who were socially isolated were 26% more likely to develop dementia compared to those who are not.
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  • Edited by: Larine Gibert

5. Social isolation linked to an increased risk of dementia, new study

  • Author: wpr.org
  • Updated: 2023-01-20
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  • Summary: Social isolation linked to an increased risk of dementia, new study
  • Matched Content: Socially isolated older adults have a 27% higher chance of developing dementia than older adults who.
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