This must-read article from the NYT reports latest research that social isolation is linked to physical illness and to functional and cognitive decline. Programs to reach out to the elderly are growing, particularly in Britain.Unfortunately in Britain, excessive austerity under Cameron and Osborne is responsible for savage cuts to social care.
Alarmingly, loneliness is seen as a bigger threat than obesity.
Let me ask an open question:
So how should mature governments provide cost-effective care?