La soledad y el aislamiento social en las personas mayores

Autores/as

  • Aitor Vicente Arruebarrena Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca
  • Antonio Sánchez Cabaco Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca

Palabras clave:

aislamiento social, soledad, mayores.

Resumen

El aislamiento social se define como una ausencia objetiva de relaciones/contactos sociales y la soledad como la experiencia subjetiva aversiva que se siente al valorar esas relaciones/contactos sociales como insuficiente en cantidad y/o calidad. Existen variables que pueden predecir su aparición, tanto en el entorno como en la propia persona, del mismo modo que soledad y aislamiento social pueden predecir otros fenómenos. Las personas que las sufren pueden padecer consecuencias como depresión, demencia, problemas cardiovasculares o mortalidad. Por ello, es importante conocer bien este complejo fenómeno y elaborar intervenciones eficaces que ayuden a prevenirlo y/o afrontarlo.

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Vicente Arruebarrena, A., & Sánchez Cabaco, A. (2021). La soledad y el aislamiento social en las personas mayores. Studia Zamorensia (segunda Etapa), 19, 15–32. Recuperado a partir de http://revistas.uned.es/index.php/studiazamo/article/view/29363