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Being connected with others is fundamental for the experience of a meaningful life. Unfortunately, several older adults have poor networks/social support. The present study focuses on the experience of meaning in life as well as the loss of meaning for socially frail older adults. Results indicate that socially frail older adults experience meaning in life in different dimensions. The article argues that home-care organizations and prevention programs aimed at reducing frailty are encouraged to include evaluations of meaning in life. There is a need for meaningful activities in organizations that ameliorate social connectedness for community-dwelling older adults.
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Name: Journal of community health nursing
The effects of different types of physical exercise on physical and cognitive function in frail institutionalized older adults with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. A randomized controlled trial.
The continuous increase in the life expectancy of older adults (elderly people) has generated interest in research into frail-aged people and their physical and mental well-being.
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Older adults or aged individuals who are lacking in general strength and are unusually susceptible to disease or to other infirmity.
Community centers for older adults and providers of resources for the community. In addition to providing services and activities for older adults that reflect the community's diversity, they link participants with resources offered by other agencies.
A syndrome characterized by orofacial DYSTONIA; including BLEPHAROSPASM; forceful jaw opening; lip retraction; platysma muscle spasm; and tongue protrusion. It primarily affects older adults, with an incidence peak in the seventh decade of life. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p108)
Nutritional physiology of adults aged 65 years of age and older.
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