Is there loneliness among the elderly?

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Bianca Johnson Gary Dick


By Bianca Johnson, Social work

Advisor: Gary Dick

Presentation ID: AM_B02

Abstract: It has been proven that depression in the elderly is common for nursing home residents. Those are not in the best health are sent to these facilities. Residents among healthcare facilities can feel lonely or depressed because of social isolation. Those who are forced to live in a facility are not subject to many social opportunities like they had before; especially from family and friends. Loneliness is considered a public health problem, 20 to 40 percent of older adults at admit to feeling lonely. Loneliness and depression is a big problem among the elderly and could be studied further.

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AM Poster Session -- Great Hall -- B: Health & Body