Dying of loneliness a real concern for families with loved ones in long-term care

Dying of loneliness a real concern for families with loved ones in longterm care. FILE – In this July 17, 2020 file photo, a senior citizen holds the Photo: …

Can a person really die of loneliness? Yes, they can, according to KSTP Medical Expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou.

“Absolutely, it’s toxic and is as dangerous as smoking 15 cigarettes a day,” Dr. Georgiou said.