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Loneliness Among Elderly Adults

Understanding the needs of the elderly, researching the rise in loneliness among this demographic, and ideating a solution to reduce it.


Research, Ideation


8 weeks



Target Audience

The target audience is elderly adults in the USA. The term "elderly" refers to people who are 65 years or older.  In 2019, the number of people aged 65 and up in the United States was estimated to be 54.1 million. They account for 16% of the population (one in every seven Americans). 

Problem Area

Loneliness and social isolation among older individuals are major public health concerns. Loneliness and social isolation have profound negative effects on health, mental health, and mortality, particularly for older adults. Lonely people are 50% more likely to die prematurely. Loneliness and social isolation are rarely considered or addressed in health and mental health care settings. Yet they are among the most modifiable risk factors for mortality and morbidity.

Presentation Deck

In the study, I used different research methods to uncover insights & find solutions to loneliness among the elderly. Check out the pdf and access the research files below

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