With the rapid development of today’s society, humanity is facing more and more unprecedented challenges in a disproportionate threat to health, rights and well-being, among other things. Community-dwelling older adults are considered one of the most vulnerable profiles, and their chronic conditions may be aggravated by the consequences of confinement. However, these measures, which vary in their nature from country to country, have potentially unknown short-term, or even long-term, side effects. To date, most countries continue to discuss the implementation of protection rules for high-risk groups, such as the elderly, even after the end of wider regulations. According to these observations, the social disconnection of the elderly must also be taken into consideration, since this age group is the least adapted to digital technologies. A potential tool or strategy would be development and training in digital technology adoption to support families and communities. This call for manuscripts aims to promote research along these lines.
Prof. Dr. Carmen Moret-Tatay