New research suggests lonely people are at greater risk of developing dementia. Seniors who scored high on the loneliness quiz agreed with three or more of the following scenarios:
• I experience a general sense of emptiness.
• I miss having people around.
• I feel like I don't have enough friends.
• I often feel abandoned.
• I miss having really good friends.
Source: Robert Wilson at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
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