Priority 26 from the Digital Technology for Mental Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can digital technologies be used to help connect older people with mental health conditions (e.g. anxiety, depression, cognitive impairment) who are in isolation or at risk of becoming isolated? (JLA PSP Priority 26)
Overall ranking 26
JLA question ID 0069/26
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

No systematic reviews identified

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What technologies would help connect older people isolated at home in rural communities with MH issues such as social isolation, anxiety about health and depression etc.? ~ How can you use digital technology to combat isolation in people over 65? ~  How can the elderly (60+ and a neglected population) be encouraged to use digital media to enhance their wellbeing and prevent social isolation? ~ How would older patients living in poverty or in remote locations and suffer from cognitive, motor and sensory impairment benefit from digital technology?
Submitted by 2 x Service User ~ 2 x Carer ~ 4 x Practitioner
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0069
PSP name Digital Technology for Mental Health
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 134 To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 12 March 2018