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How can we measure loneliness using technology?

Jessica Rees, Research Associate from the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London, explains more about the use of technology to detect or predict loneliness in older adults. How can we measure loneliness using technology? “I am—yet what I am none cares or knows” extract of poem by John Clare. Loneliness, a subjective feeling, which…
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Reduce loneliness with technology, teaching and therapy

Here at the Campaign we try to keep up to date with the latest research into loneliness and the ways in which we can use it to help to tackle the issue. This month, we look at a study by Cohen-Mansfield and Perach which looked at a range of different interventions for tackling loneliness evaluated between…
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Will technology ever be a ‘fix’ for loneliness?

We’ve probably all seen a newspaper headline arguing that technology is a cause of loneliness (“Loneliness in Britain is the legacy of social media and our high tech lives”) or an easy cure (“Give pensioners iPads to stop them feeling lonely, ministers indicate”). But life, and technology, is never that simple and we know from…
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