Healthy Aging Report – Univ of Michigan, Preeti Malani MD

Jul 31, 2023 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

The Not Old Better Show, Inside Science Interview Series

Healthy Aging Report – Univ of Michigan, Preeti Malani MD

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Inside Science, Interview Series on radio and podcast.  I’m Paul Vogelzang, and today’s show is brought to you by StitchFix and Liquid I.V., Fueling Life’s Adventures. We have a fantastic interview today with Preeti N. Malani, MD, University of Michigan, whom I’ll introduce in just a moment.

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After three years of pandemic living, loneliness, isolation, and lack of social contact have finally started to decline among older adults, a new University of Michigan poll shows. But 1 in 3 people between ages 50 and 80 say they still sometimes or often experience these feelings or sometimes go a week or longer without social contact with someone from outside their home. That’s down from about half of older adults in June 2020.  Our guest today, Dr. Preeti Malani, clinical professor of geriatric medicine at the University of Michigan and is part of the research team who’ve just released U of M’s National Poll on Healthy Aging. We will talk with Dr. Malani poll’s senior adviser and former director about “how important social interaction is for overall mental and physical health and how much more attention we need to pay to this from a clinical, policy, and personal perspective.”

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, University of Michigan School of Medicine infectious disease professor who is also trained in geriatrics, Dr. Preeti Malani.

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