Education and Learning / The Silver Line

  • Loneliness & Malnutrition

    Tackling Loneliness And Malnutrition In Older Adults Loneliness is a significant contributing factor in the decline of an older adult’s mental wellbeing and physical health and social isolation increases the chances of early death in older adults by 30%.1 Loneliness Is A Significant Risk Factor In Malnutrition The development of malnutrition involves many risk factors, and loneliness and social isolation are both important risk factors in the older population.1,2,3 Studies show people over the age of 65 living alone often have a significantly lower Body Mass Index (BMI) when compared to older people living with their families.2 These studies also...

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