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Loneliness is a serious issue for the elderly

Loneliness and isolation is a huge problem for elderly people, with the over 75s being most at risk. Recent figures show that over 2 million people aged 75 or over in England live alone and can go longer than a month without speaking to anyone. In this country 1.2 million people were counted as chronically lonely. Fran and Vivienne recently experienced this on a personal level. Fran’s Auntie Gill recently had a fall. Following this Gill lost her confidence in getting out and about. Subsequently she remained in her house watching the television, growing more and more isolated and withdrawn.…