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Living alone and cognitive function in later life

Evans, Isobel E M; Llewellyn, David J; Matthews, Fiona E; Woods, Robert T; Brayne, Carol; Clare, Linda


Background Living alone may be associated with greater risk for social isolation and loneliness. Living alone, social isolation, loneliness, and limited engagement in social activity have all been associated with poorer cognitive function in later life. Hence, if individuals who live alone are also at greater risk of isolation and loneliness, this may exacerbate poor cognitive function. Objective To determine whether people living alone are more at risk of social isolation, feelings of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2018.12.014
Access Rights: Open Access


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