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  • 22 May 2019

    Unbefriended: The tragic fate of many older adults

    Many older adults are unable to make decisions on their own, and do not have a family member or friend who can be their guardian, representative, or substitute decision-maker. These individuals are sometimes called ‘elder orphans’ or ‘unbefriended elders’. The limited body of research evidence paints a grim picture of these older adults, particularly in terms of their poor quality of life.
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  • 14 December 2018

    Be prepared: Tips for facing disasters

    Climate change and rapid urbanization can increase the intensity and frequency of disasters. Many factors influence people’s ability to cope with disasters, such as age, health status, income, social support, and the communication channels used to inform them.
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