Social isolation in the elderly
“COVID-19 has rapidly spread across the nation, leading to the implementation of stringent social distancing guidelines by local and regional authorities. In a desperate effort to limit infection rates, in-person social interactions have been reduced, and many have turned towards indoor hobbies and online platforms to connect with their loved ones.
Still, this solution to mitigate the spread of the virus deeply impacts vulnerable groups. Specifically, social isolation of the elderly population, already deemed a neglected issue, is an exacerbated side effect of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Vismaya Bachu is a medical student.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “The exacerbation of social isolation among the elderly.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/05/the-exacerbation-of-social-isolation-among-the-elderly.html)