My grandfather who I was very close with suffered from Alzheimer's disease before passing away. It was a difficult time, and one that made me come to a stark realization. We have a massive problem that needs to be addressed.
Loneliness is a major predictor of functional decline and death. We are more interconnected than ever before, yet isolation is a growing problem which is a huge strain on economic and healthcare bodies.
Accessibility is one of the most important problems of our times. I cannot stand to see more people affected by something that is easily preventable. Social isolation is now considered a global epidemic, so it's something that cannot be solved on an individual level. As a people, we are only as strongest as our weakest links.PRESS