Pandemic Reveals Unexpected Resilience in Isolated Seniors

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This shows an older woman.Socially connected older adults in England experienced a sharper decline in quality of life and increased loneliness during the pandemic compared to their isolated peers. Researchers analyzed data from 4,636 individuals and found that isolated seniors faced fewer disruptions in their routines, offering them some protection against negative pandemic effects. However, socially isolated adults saw a greater decline in physical activity and financial worries. These findings underscore the complex impact of social connections during crises.

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