The Effects of Social Relationships on Health in Old Age
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 9424
Healthcare systems worldwide strive to address the health needs of older adults as the population ages. Growing old is often associated with worsening health and places a burden on aging individuals, their families and healthcare systems. Being embedded in a supportive social environment is beneficial for health in old age, and the state of one's social relationships can positively impact physical, cognitive and mental health. Various aspects of social relationships, such as their quality, valence and structure, impact health in old age in different ways and under different conditions.
This Special Issue of Healthcare seeks commentaries, original research, short reports, and reviews on the effects of social relationships on health in old age, focusing on new and emerging topics. This Special Issue aims to identify dimensions of social relationships that promote physical, cognitive and mental health. It will also welcome contributions exploring moderating and mediating factors, as well as longitudinal processes and objective health measures that may provide a firmer ground for decision making in addition to self-report measures. Additional related contributions are welcome. It is envisioned that health policy specialists, policymakers, and healthcare practitioners will use this Special Issue as a resource for developing progressive social interventions for older adults.
Dr. Ella Cohn-Schwartz
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- social support
- social networks
- social interactions
- physical health
- cognitive health
- chronic illnesses
- health promotion