The New York Times Sheds Light on the Effects of COVID-19 Isolation in Nursing Homes

This week, the New York Times published a story exploring the effects of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the epidemic attacked nursing homes across the country and many turned to lockdowns and isolation to prevent the spread, “an outbreak of loneliness, depression and atrophy fueled by the very lockdowns that were imposed to protect them from the coronavirus.”

The article explained how families believe “the damage of solitude is being overlooked,” and facilities must find a way to protect as well as “confront a growing physical and mental toll of social isolation.” The effects of solitude have exacerbated symptoms of those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

For the full story, read here.

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