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Loneliness May Be an Indicator of Alzheimer's


A recent study conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital concluded that loneliness may be a very early sign of Alzheimer's. Otherwise cognitively healthy people who report feelings of loneliness have higher levels of the Alzheimer's protein amyloid-beta in the brain - a discovery that was not linked to depression. The experience of feeling lonely also was not connected to how extensive a person's social networks were. It turned out that people who had higher levels of amyloid-beta reported loneliness more often. For each level of increase in amyloid-beta, the risk of loneliness also increased. The study, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed(/27806159, was published in Jama Psychiatry (http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry) .

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