Battling Loneliness And Isolation In Older Adults

How can we help older adults in our community stay healthy in times of increased isolation during the novel coronavirus pandemic?

ELDERLY PATIENTS JEDI NURSES
Nurse practitioner Dwayne Dobschuetz, left, visits patient Marvin Shimp, at Shimp's home in Chicago. (1/10/ 2018) Teresa Crawford / Associated Press
ELDERLY PATIENTS JEDI NURSES
Nurse practitioner Dwayne Dobschuetz, left, visits patient Marvin Shimp, at Shimp's home in Chicago. (1/10/ 2018) Teresa Crawford / Associated Press

Battling Loneliness And Isolation In Older Adults

How can we help older adults in our community stay healthy in times of increased isolation during the novel coronavirus pandemic?

Experiencing loneliness and social isolation is not only hard — it threatens your health.

Reset learns more about how we can keep our seniors socially connected during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

GUESTS: Simone Mitchell-Peterson, chief executive officer of Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

Bryan James, epidemiologist at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and an associate professor at Rush Medical Center’s Department of Internal Medicine