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Social Isolation. What is Social Isolation?. Social Isolation is a complete or near-complete lack of contact with society. Social Isolation (SI) can be a cause AND a symptom of physical, emotional, and/or psychological challenges. What could Social Isolation look like?. ?.

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Social isolation

Social Isolation


What is social isolation

What is Social Isolation?

Social Isolation is a complete or near-complete lack of contact with society. Social Isolation (SI) can be a cause AND a symptom of physical, emotional, and/or psychological challenges.


What could social isolation look like

What could Social Isolation look like?

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Our aging population

Our aging population…


The new silent generation millenniums or generation z

The “New Silent Generation”, “Millenniums”, or “Generation Z”…


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SOCIAL ISOLATION vs.

LONELINESS?


The simple explanation

The simple explanation…

Social Isolation

  • Limited or NO contact with family/friends

  • No involvement in clubs/activities

Loneliness

  • More subjective

  • Has to do with a persons’ feelings of companionship or feeling left out


Physical effects of social isolation

Physical Effects of Social Isolation

  • Higher morning levels of the stress hormone Cortisol

  • Altered gene in immune cells

  • Higher blood pressure

  • Associated with increased risk of depression

  • Associated with increased sleep disorders

  • Potential for a faster progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

    http://www.worldhealth.net/news/social_isolation_impacts_upon_mental_and/


Psychological effects of social isolation

Psychological Effects of Social Isolation

  • Anxiety

  • Fear

  • Aggression

  • Memory Impairment

    http://psychcentral.com/news/2007/11/15/stress-effects-from-social-isolation-explained/1542.html


How have we evolved with the daily demands of our changing world

How have we evolved with the daily demands of our changing world?


Socialization then

Socialization then…


And now

And now…


Social isolation

How are our social skills being developed as we grow and mature?


Our young children today

Our young children TODAY

THIS can lead to …


Our parents and grandparents then

Our parents and grandparents THEN…


And today

And TODAY…


Why the shift

Why the shift?

SOCIAL MEDIA and TECHNOLOGY


Socialization

Socialization

This article was published in April, 2010

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1304266/We-spend-7-hours-day-using-technology-computers-TV-lives.html


So what happens to our brain

So what happens to our brain?


The brain

The Brain

  • How does it work?

  • How does it react to SI?

Research shows, the brain, when isolated, has a significantly different physical appearance as well and the efficiency of its functionality


Myelin

Myelin

Myelin is an insulating layer that coats a neuron’s axon, allowing the brain’s impulses to be transmitted quickly and efficiently between the nerve cells.


The key community

The Key…Community

  • Global community is growing

  • Technology is continually advancing

  • Advances in healthcare

  • We are living longer


Our charge for si

Our CHARGE for SI

We must find a way to achieve individual connectedness within our global community, working towards relationships that are both inclusive and proactive for the future.


Social isolation

Thank you.


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