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Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults: Opportunities for the Health Care System

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Examines how social isolation and loneliness affect health and quality of life in adults aged 50 and older, with a focus on vulnerable populations, including those living in rural areas. Makes recommendations for clinical settings on screening for negative health impacts related to social isolation and developing interventions to help address this issue.
Author(s)
Committee on the Health and Medical Dimensions of Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults
Date
2020
Type
Document
Organization
Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Tagged as
Elderly population · Healthcare facilities · Mental health · Population health · Social determinants of health