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What are the likely changes in society and technology which will impact upon the ability of older adults to maintain social (extra-familial) networks of support now, in 2025 and in 2040?

Damant, Jacqueline and Knapp, Martin (2015) What are the likely changes in society and technology which will impact upon the ability of older adults to maintain social (extra-familial) networks of support now, in 2025 and in 2040? Future of ageing: evidence review, Government Office for Science, UK, London, UK.

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Abstract

This report reviews evidence on how changes in information and communication technology might affect the ability of older people to maintain social networks of support. It considers both traditional and new forms of social media, along with technological advances in support such as robotics and telecare.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/govern...
Additional Information: © 2015 Crown copyright. This report is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health and Social Care
Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Research centres and groups > NIHR School for Social Care Research
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2015 08:07
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2015 08:21
Projects: Foresight Future of an Ageing Population
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63146

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