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Loneliness and social isolation interventions for older adults: A scoping review of reviews

Background

Loneliness and social isolation are growing public health concerns in our ageing society. Whilst these experiences occur across the life span, 50% of individuals aged over 60 are at risk of social isolation and one-third will experience some degree of loneliness later in life. The aim of this scoping review was to describe the range of interventions to reduce loneliness and social isolation among older adults that have been evaluated; in terms of intervention conceptualisation, categorisation, and components.

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    Feb 14, 2020

  • Subject Area
    • Social Connectedness / Social Isolation
    • Information, Referral, & Advocacy
  • Audience
    • Academics
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