Research and analysis

Future of ageing: effect of technology on support networks

Report looking at how advances in technology will affect older people's ability to maintain social networks of support.



This report reviews evidence on how changes in information and communication technology might affect the ability of older people to maintain social networks of support. It considers both traditional and new forms of social media, along with technological advances in support such as robotics and telecare.

This evidence review was commissioned as part of the Foresight future of an ageing population project.

Published 7 August 2015