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Loneliness and Social Connections: A National Survey of Adults 45 and Older

In 2010, AARP conducted a national survey of U.S. adults age 45 and older to better understand loneliness among midlife and older adults. Since the survey’s release, the field has evolved and AARP Foundation’s focus has expanded to include social isolation.

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A Profile of Social Connectedness in Older Adults

Loneliness has been associated with increased mortality and a range of adverse health
outcomes that are both prevalent and costly in older age.

Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risk Factors for Mortality

In this meta-analytic review, the objective was to establish the overall and relative magnitude of social isolation and loneliness and to examine possible moderators.

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