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

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on May 2, 2020 - 12:29pm CDT

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This consensus study report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine discusses the health effects of social isolation and loneliness on the older adult population. It also includes recommendations for how health professionals can identify those suffering from social isolation, and it offers ways evidence-based interventions can be translated into practice.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine