A Scoping Review on the Opportunities for Social Engagement and Cognitive Frailty in Older Adults

FOWLER DAVIS, Sally, BENKOWITZ, Charlotte, HOLLAND, Carol, GOW, Alan and CLARKE, Charlotte (2024). A Scoping Review on the Opportunities for Social Engagement and Cognitive Frailty in Older Adults. Public Health Reviews, 45: 1606494.

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Cognitive frailty (CF) is defined as the clinical syndrome of the combination of physical frailty and cognitive impairment, without dementia. Numerous risk factors for CF have been previously identified but this scoping review focusses on the critical need for social engagement and the association with cognition. The focus of this scoping review on the opportunity for social engagement rather than on perception or experience of loneliness. Based on the results of 55 studies were synthesised into four social engagement categories, namely participation, household, network, and habitat. Social engagement is associated with maintaining or improving cognition, particularly through active participation in social roles. Habitat (i.e., rural or urban settings) also influences cognition and the challenge is to enable social participation.

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Additional Information: ** From Frontiers via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for this article: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ ** Peer reviewed: TRUE **Journal IDs: eissn 2107-6952 **Article IDs: publisher-id: 1606494 **History: published_online 08-02-2024; accepted 15-01-2024; collection 2024; submitted 10-08-2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: social engagement, population health, older adults, social determinants, cognitive frailty
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3389/phrs.2024.1606494
SWORD Depositor: Colin Knott
Depositing User: Colin Knott
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2024 10:29
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2024 10:30
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33233

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