COVID-19 led to a rise in loneliness & depression in older adults: Report

April 13, 2022

Rates of depression and loneliness have increased among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting a need for more coordinated efforts to address the issue going forward, according to a new report on social isolation among older Canadians.

Researchers Laura Kadowaki and Andrew Wister from Simon Fraser University’s Gerontology Research Centre (GRC) prepared the report for the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum. Survey data was collected from participants in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a national, long-term study following approximately 50,000 individuals from across Canada between the ages of 45 and 85 for at least 20 years... read more on SFU News.

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