Seniors report more virtual contact, worse mental health during pandemic lockdowns
Aug 31, 2020
Mental health took a hit, but seniors seemed to be adapting to shelter-in-place conditions this spring, a new study finds. More than half spent more time socializing remotely, and most used internet technology...
Seniors who use video chat less likely to report symptoms of depression
Apr 07, 2020
Seniors who communicated via video chat were about half as likely to report depressive symptoms than those who did not, say researchers.
Small social networks promote well-being in older adults, say researchers
Nov 09, 2019
The stereotype of older adults as sad and lonely may be well off the mark – at least when they’re compared to their younger counterparts, a new study finds.
Clinical Briefs for June 19, 2019
Jun 18, 2019
Sleep patterns could help predict Alzheimer’s … Type 2 diabetes study holds promise for safe treatment … Social media better at predicting disease than demographic data
The case for social media — and keeping control
James M. Berklan
Oct 10, 2018
Using the likes of Facebook, Twitter, et. al. is about creating and controlling your own message. It’s about time more providers discovered this.
Rating methods worlds apart
Jun 08, 2018
Users who rate nursing homes on social media often use more service-oriented criteria than government officials do, say academic researchers who stacked facilities’ Yelp reviews against Nursing Home...