Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Study of Loneliness in a Senior Housing Community Points to Risk and Potential Protective Factors

Study of Loneliness in a Senior Housing Community Points to Risk and Potential Protective Factors

At a moment when protective measures such as “shelter-in-place” and “self-quarantine” have become commonplace in many of the world’s major cities, a newly published study on loneliness sheds light on a phenomenon that many millions of people experience even in the absence of the enforced isolation imposed by a public health crisis like the COVID-19 viral pandemic.