Loneliness and social isolation in older adults are serious public health risks affecting a significant number of people in the United States and putting them at risk for dementia and other serious medical conditions. A new report external icon from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine NASEM points out that more than one-third of adults aged 45 and older feel lonely, and nearly one-fourth of adults aged 65 and older are considered to be socially isolated. Loneliness is the feeling of being alone, regardless of the amount of social contact. Social isolation is a lack of social connections. Social isolation can lead to loneliness in some people, while others can feel lonely without being socially isolated. Recent studies found that:.
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I'd like to introduce Violet Blue , our newest Tech Broiler guest columnist. You might remember when I had Violet as a podcast subject when we discussed the various control mechanisms for restricting explicit content and ebooks on Apple's devices during the launch of the iPad back in March of this year. My intention is for Violet to add some badly-needed "spice" to our frequently bland tech topics and continue the tradition of edginess which until now, has had a very male-oriented spin. For her first ZDNet article, Violet will be discussing recent developments with Faceporn, a new adult-oriented social network that is now at legal loggerheads with FaceBook -- Jason. How many times have you been stuck in the rat's maze of Facebook profile settings and thought, "This is such a turn-on. I can't believe that no one has made a porn version of Facebook, because surely this pleasure must be taken to the next level"? One website, Faceporn Faceporn.
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