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Over-60s with only virtual contact 'more lonely'

Over-60s with only virtual contact 'more lonely'

Over-60s who relied on only telephone and online contact felt more lonely during the pandemic, a study suggests. "Virtual contact on its own is not beneficial to older adults' mental health," researcher Dr Yang Hu of Lancaster University told the BBC. However, when used to supplement face-to-face contact, it was associated with "enhanced mental wellbeing".

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