Loneliness and cognitive function in the older adult: a systematic review.

@article{Boss2015LonelinessAC,
  title={Loneliness and cognitive function in the older adult: a systematic review.},
  author={Lisa Boss and D H Kang and Sandy Branson},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={541-53}
}
BACKGROUND Loneliness is a significant concern among the elderly, particularly in societies with rapid growth in aging populations. Loneliness may influence cognitive function, but the exact nature of the association between loneliness and cognitive function is poorly understood. The purpose of this systematic review was to synthesize current findings on the association between loneliness and cognitive function in older adults. METHOD A comprehensive, electronic review of the literature was… CONTINUE READING