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Living alone linked with dementia: new study

Social isolation might be a greater risk factor for dementia than previously believed. That’s according to researchers from University College London (UCL). They found that people over age 55 who live alone are 30 per cent more likely to develop ...

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Time for a technological revolution in aged care

New Australian research has found that the more social interactions aged care recipients have, the better their cognitive function. And researchers argue that the government should help keep aged care residents socially engaged using technology. Academics from Macquarie University, along ...

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Project tackles social isolation

A Melbourne-based research project has been funded to reduce health issues and social isolation in senior women living alone. Bolton Clarke Research Institute’s Older Women Living Alone project was funded through a $250,000 Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation grant, and will seek ...

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Find that friendly interface

Identifying digital advances that can reduce social isolation will improve lives and cut healthcare costs. A number of technology-based interventions have been offered to older adults in a bid to reduce social isolation, but do they work? This is what ...

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