Modern life promotes the disconnection of people. Some reasons here why that may be a very unfortunate thing.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/well/mind/how-loneliness-affects-our-health Yes an Alzheimer’s link
http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/1/30/14219498/loneliness-hurts “science” is getting there
Science stuff It’s in our brains
A Hug A Day Keeps The Doctor Away….We would suggest Alzheimer’s too…if you want to go that far
The Lonely Die Young ……..At least younger.
It’s FEELING lonely that is the problem Alone on a desert island might be OK….if you don’t FEEL lonely…..good luck with that though
The Lethality of Loneliness A GREAT article on loneliness. Even a reference to Alzheimer’s.
Loneliness Is Deadly Let’s get together. Let’s get together……..”Social isolation impairs immune function and boosts inflammation, which can lead to arthritis, type II diabetes, and heart disease. Loneliness is breaking our hearts, but as a culture we rarely talk about it.”