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A Room of One’s Own: Alone but not Lonely

I hope Virginia Woolf won’t mind my theft of her words but they seemed apt for the topic at hand. Many of us fear loneliness, it is the spectre hanging over us as we go about our daily lives, as we interact with others. As people we seem to have an undying need to be… Continue Reading

The Cat that Isn’t: Loneliness in an Ageing Population

Alan is the cat that isn’t. In fact, he is one of many cats that aren’t. He is a robot cat that is part of Hasbro’s new Joy for All Range (buy here). These cats have been specifically designed as a companion pet for the elderly. Jim McGuckin, living in Lake Park – a care… Continue Reading