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A Review on Social Network and Loneliness in Elderly

Social Work Chronicle

Volume 1 Issue 2

Published: 2012
Author(s) Name: Latha Raman, Joji Rajan, Geetha M.H. | Author(s) Affiliation: AMA International University, Kingdom of Bahrain; Bahrain
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Abstract

Every individual born on this earth wants to live their life happily as they desire. For some it so happens but not for all. Fortunately or unfortunately some of us face lots of problems in our life. In this competitive commercial and digital world of life, a threatening problem faced by most people invariably is being alone - “loneliness”. Indifferently it is found among young and old, rich and poor, literate and illiterate, male and female. More than an individual problem, it is become one of the major social problems. Feeling of being alone is not only among the old people but it is commonly found in all age groups including adolescents, young adults, middle aged group as well. Aging is gradual natural procedure that marks the passage of years in everyone’s life. The elderly population of the society generally have varieties of problems and social issues and needs. The elderly people can be grouped as young old those are between the ages of 55 and 64; old are between 65-74; old-old are people between 75-84 and people with above the age of 85 years can be considered as very old. This study aims at a Review on Social Network and Loneliness in Elderly.

Keywords: Social Network, Elderly

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