Exploring the use of a private social network to reduce isolation among independent living residents
Medvene, Louis J.
Nilsen, Kari M.
Smith, Rachel A.
Drum, Jessica L.
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Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Medvene, Louis J.; Nilsen, Kari M.; Smith, Rachel A.; Drum, Jessica L.; DiLollo, Anthony; Geana, Mugur. 2015. Exploring the use of a private social network to reduce isolation among independent living residents. Gerontologist (2015) 55 (Suppl 2):p 732
Researchers have reported that older adults’ use of computers is associated with reduced depression, and isolation (Cotten, et al., 2014; Czaja et al. 2014 ). These studies involved conventional software such as Facebook. Given the decline in the speed of fluid intelligence with aging (Gutchess, 2015) it might be expected that older adults would prefer a simplified computer environment.
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