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NEWS – Extract Provider calls for action on loneliness after report reveals increase … Half of Australians aged 65 and over have experienced feelings of loneliness, new research has revealed. About 1.7 million participants of the study said they have felt lonely, up by almost 300,000 since the survey was last conducted in 2015. The Social … [Read More] Aged Care Insite eNewsletter

Consumer-friendly Version of Clinical Practice Guidelines on Dementia Released – Community Care Review

A consumer-accessible version of Australia’s first clinical guidelines on dementia has been launched at Parliament House on Wednesday. The resource, Diagnosis, treatment and care for people with dementia: A consumer companion guide, complements the clinical practice guidelines for health professionals that were released by the Minister for Health and Aged Care Sussan Ley in March. … [Read More] Consumer-friendly Version of Clinical Practice Guidelines on Dementia Released – Community Care Review

More Than A Meal? A Randomized Control Trial Comparing the Effects of Home-Delivered Meals Programs on Participants Feelings of Loneliness – Journals of Gerontolo..

ABSTRACT Objective: Nutrition service providers are seeking alternative delivery models to control costs and meet the growing need for home-delivered meals. The objective of this study was to evaluate the extent to which the home-delivered meals program, and the type of delivery model, reduces homebound older adults’ feelings of loneliness. Methods: This project utilizes data … [Read More] More Than A Meal? A Randomized Control Trial Comparing the Effects of Home-Delivered Meals Programs on Participants Feelings of Loneliness – Journals of Gerontolo..

Regional Variation in Social Isolation amongst Older Australians – Regional Studies, Regional Science

ABSTRACT Regional studies globally has a strong focus on understanding the causes of variation in the economic performance and well-being of regions and this emphasis acknowledges that the strength of the local or regional economy plays a determinant role in shaping quality of life. Regional research has been less active in considering spatial variation in … [Read More] Regional Variation in Social Isolation amongst Older Australians – Regional Studies, Regional Science

Information and Communication Technology Use Is Related to Higher Well-Being Among the Oldest-Old – Journals Of Gerontology

ABSTRACT Objectives: Older adults often prioritize socially meaningful goals over informational goals. Thus, we predicted that using information and communication technology (ICT) in service of socially meaningful versus informational goals relates to higher well-being among the oldest-old. Method: We surveyed 445 adults aged 80+ (mean = 84, range = 80–93; 64% female; 26% non-White) online … [Read More] Information and Communication Technology Use Is Related to Higher Well-Being Among the Oldest-Old – Journals Of Gerontology

Brotherhood in the News: The Company of Others: Generating knowhow in later life – International Journal of Lifelong Education

ABSTRACT This paper explores some important aspects of the generation of practical knowledge through later life. It is about the relationship between knowledge generation, agency and capability, developed informally through the life experiences in and through the Company of Others. It emphasises how the everyday processes of socialisation create invaluable opportunities to know how to navigate … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: The Company of Others: Generating knowhow in later life – International Journal of Lifelong Education

Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness – The New York Times

Extract from an article by Katie Hafner Blackpool, England — The woman on the other end of the phone spoke lightheartedly of spring and of her 81st birthday the previous week. “Who did you celebrate with, Beryl?” asked Alison, whose job was to offer a kind ear. “No one, I…” And with that, Beryl’s cheer turned … [Read More] Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness – The New York Times

Every Visit Counts – www.everyvisit.co.uk

1.3 million older people spend 2 months a year without seeing anyone The twin threats of an aging population and an increasingly fractured society means loneliness is a growing but under-appreciated problem in Britain. Loneliness does not just affect older people. It affects people of all ages but it disproportionately affects older people. Everyone has a … [Read More] Every Visit Counts – www.everyvisit.co.uk

Understanding and Alleviating Loneliness in Later Life: Perspectives of older people – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

ABSTRACT Purpose: There is extensive empirical literature that has sought to establish the prevalence of, and risk factors for, loneliness and social isolation in later life. Traditional empirical gerontological approaches have characterized loneliness as a linear experience that is both pathological and easily relieved with external intervention. In this paper we explore the potential of qualitative … [Read More] Understanding and Alleviating Loneliness in Later Life: Perspectives of older people – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

The Missing Million: In search of the loneliest in our communities – Campaign to End Loneliness (UK)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract The public and political attention on loneliness has sharpened significantly in recent years as the social, economic and moral case for tackling loneliness grows in awareness, evidence and support. In the United Kingdom, there are an estimated one million, one hundred thousand people over the age of 65 who are chronically … [Read More] The Missing Million: In search of the loneliest in our communities – Campaign to End Loneliness (UK)

Interventions to Reduce Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older People: An integrative review – Health & Social Care

ABSTRACT Loneliness and social isolation are major problems for older adults. Interventions and activities aimed at reducing social isolation and loneliness are widely advocated as a solution to this growing problem. The aim of this study was to conduct an integrative review to identify the range and scope of interventions that target social isolation and … [Read More] Interventions to Reduce Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older People: An integrative review – Health & Social Care

Assessing Social Isolation: Pilot Testing Different Methods – Journal of Gerontological Social Work

ABSTRACT Social isolation is a significant public health problem among many older adults; however, most of the empirical knowledge about isolation derives from community-based samples. There has been less attention given to isolation in senior housing communities. The objectives of this pilot study were to test two methods to identify socially isolated residents in low-income … [Read More] Assessing Social Isolation: Pilot Testing Different Methods – Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Loneliness among older men with poor health a growing problem – Age UK News

Extract Almost a third of older men in England who have long-term health problems are lonely. A new analysis by Age UK reveals 550,000 men over the age of 65 in England are lonely. Age UK warns that demographic change in the coming years will see many more older men living alone. The number is … [Read More] Loneliness among older men with poor health a growing problem – Age UK News

The impact of technology on older adults’ social isolation – Computers in Human Behavior

Highlights Technologies that have been proposed to overcome social isolation were identified. We categorised these assistive technologies into eight clusters. This study evaluated the effectiveness of the identified technologies. A number of the technologies have a positive impact on reducing social isolation. ABSTRACT Research indicates that social isolation and loneliness have a negative effect on … [Read More] The impact of technology on older adults’ social isolation – Computers in Human Behavior

Social, Economic and Health Impacts of WaveLength’s Work on Loneliness and Isolation: Providing media technology to people who are lonely and socially isolated and living in poverty – SPRU

WaveLength is a charitable organisation which provides televisions, radios and tablet computers to vulnerable and isolated people living in poverty, with the aim of reducing loneliness and social isolation. WaveLength has commissioned exploratory qualitative research to explore the impact of its work. The overarching aim of the project will be to understand the ways and … [Read More] Social, Economic and Health Impacts of WaveLength’s Work on Loneliness and Isolation: Providing media technology to people who are lonely and socially isolated and living in poverty – SPRU

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