Inside Your Health: Study shows connection between social isolation, dementia

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Over the last several years, many Americans have experienced some social isolation.

However, for a lot of older people, being socially isolated is a more normal part of their lives.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society showed social isolation is a big risk factor for dementia.

KSTP medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou explains the study’s findings, how to know if someone is socially isolated, some ideas for “treating” social isolation and what you need to know in this edition of “Inside Your Health.”