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Lonely Death

March 03, 2021

Lonely Death

Populations are aging and more people are living alone in many countries around the world. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can lose contact with family and neighbors and more of us will die alone. Lonely deaths are expected to rise in the near future, driven by dementia, stroke, and old age.

Society at all levels is affected by the trend. Experts warn of the suffering from dying alone. But new technology can address the rise in people living by themselves. Older adults can get better medical services at home. New channels can help them stay independent and healthy.