Social Isolation Issues

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Social isolation is a huge public health issue for the aging population. Social isolation is the cause for nearly half of mortality in United States. According to the United States Census Bureau the population of adults 65 and older is going to increase by about twice the amount by year 2040 (Nicholson & Shellman, 2013). Social isolation has a huge effect on an older person’s wellbeing both physically and mentally. Someone who is experiencing social isolation is not likely participating in social activities or work. The problem with a decrease in social interaction is it leads to depression and loneliness, and in return physical illnesses begin to present themselves or current illnesses get worse. This decrease in social participation of
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