Social isolation refers to a complete or near-complete lack of contact with society for members of social species. It is usually involuntary, making it distinct from isolating tendencies or actions consciously undertaken by a person, all of which go by various other names. It is also not the same as loneliness rooted in temporary lack of contact with other humans.
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While loneliness is experienced by all ages, it's especially pronounced in older people. In the UK, 51 percent of all people ...