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While the pandemic has affected all of us, few have been hit harder than the elderly. As a risk group, they have had to bear the brunt through months of isolation. But for many elderly the situation isn’t new; 600,000 elderly Swedes feel lonely even when there are no restrictions. It’s time to take action against loneliness, writes Carl-Johan Zetterberg Boudrie, CEO of the technology enabled care com...
In these times of lockdown, shielding and social distancing, loneliness and isolation can increase. Often the vulnerable groups are hit the hardest, and we do not know for how long the pandemic will last or what the real consequences will be. Although we are living longer and more people are aged 70+, the lack of social contact is a real threat to the wellbeing of seniors. As the UN Secretary Antonio Guterres recently said: “The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. Beyond its immediate health impact, the pandemic is putting older people at greater risk of poverty, discrimination and i...
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