Coping With Loneliness

Spending Christmas Alone? You're Not Alone

Suzi Dixon | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Dixon

There will be a least one or two dark winter days, and nights, when I will be on my own. And I'm sure I will be lonely. I work from home, so if I'm having a detox (which I am currently) I can go days without human contact. So I can imagine what it's like for housebound pensioners.

The Art of Conversation: Why We Need It

Kirsten Brown | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsten Brown

So next time your mind wanders to how that friend of yours is, rather than push that thought to the back of your mind, call them. Next time an elderly person starts talking to you, take the time to listen and talk back.

Ever Feel Like an Outsider? You Are Not Alone

Devi Clark | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Devi Clark

Humans are social animals. We thrive when we feel understood and accepted. Our mental and physical health levels sink when we are lonely or fear rejection. So if we feel threatened by rejection, we do our best to avoid it.

What Does Your Future Hold in 2030?

Beth Britton | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

One of the great challenges within an ageing society is maintaining connectivity between the generations. Far too much of our society exists within a silo mentality, and that is also true when it comes to issues of family geography. With our global economy, many family members are often geographically isolated from each other - potentially connected only via digital communications.

Loneliness May Become An Epidemic By 2030

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Loneliness among the elderly may seem like an issue unrelated to you if you are in your 30s and 40s, but according to experts, you could be affected l...

The Man Who Doesn't Want to Go Home, a Feast of Mushrooms

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

There's an elderly lady I see every day with her irascible hound, Louis. The lady hobbles along with her cane and her willful companion often threatens to pull her over. The lady's husband died exactly a year ago.

Five Ways We Can All Limit Loneliness

Jilly Forster | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jilly Forster

Culturally, we've become so focused on our own lives that we don't give consideration to those who are lonely and would really like to hear from us. People who are lonely aren't necessarily the hardcore lonely. It can be anyone.

Loneliness 'Growing Health Concern' For Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Loneliness among older people is becoming a major health problem, experts report today. More than 700,000 of elderly Brits feel lonely and isolated...