Social connections have multiple cognitive benefits for older adults, study finds
Dec 04, 2023
Social connections are vital for older adults, as the interaction is linked to slower cognitive decline. A new study published last week in Alzheimer’s & Dementia examined different types of social connectedness...
Lack of visits from family, friends linked to higher risk for dying
Nov 10, 2023
Pay attention to older people who don’t get a lot of visitors. The lack of interaction from family and friends is linked to a higher risk for dying, according to a study published in BMC Medicine on...
Study: Insomnia, loneliness are linked
Aug 08, 2023
Loneliness is linked to insomnia, a new study finds. But this isn’t the first evidence that shows an association between them. That said, dealing with loneliness could help people with their sleep woes,...
Improve memory care by prescribing meaning
Charles de Vilmorin
Feb 24, 2023
One of the most negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been social isolation for older adult residents living in long-term care communities, especially those receiving memory care. An Altarum...
Researchers ID 8 social factors that lead to early death in seniors
Feb 14, 2023
Social factors such living in poor neighborhoods, financial issues, lack of family contact and social isolation may contribute to early death in older adults, researchers have found.
Large new study links social isolation to dementia risk
Feb 02, 2023
Compared to other risk factors for dementia such as genetic tendencies, social isolation may be easier to modify, investigators say.
Social isolation linked to dementia in national study
Jan 11, 2023
Nearly one in four older adults in the United States are socially isolated, and at higher risk for developing dementia over the next decade, according to new findings.
Access to technology may reduce seniors’ risk of becoming socially isolated
Dec 20, 2022
Older adults who used technologies such as cell phones, email or text messaging were less likely to report being isolated than their peers who did not, a new study finds.
Seniors’ loneliness increased in face of social distancing, U.K. study finds
Nov 18, 2022
A host of factors made certain seniors more susceptible to loneliness when pandemic social restrictions were introduced, but tech-facilitated contact helped, investigators say.
Spirituality predicted improved resident wellbeing during pandemic isolation: study
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 28, 2022
Strong spirituality may have protected residents of extended care facilities from psychological strain when facing social restrictions during the pandemic, investigators report.