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The impact of Covid-19 to date on older people’s mental and physical health


This research finds that some older people are coping with the pandemic, but a sizeable minority are finding life incredibly tough.

Those who are not very well and have long-term health conditions were particularly likely to report that this is an extremely challenging time for them. The research was made up of a survey of older people, their friends, families, and loved ones (promoted across the Age UK social media channels for two weeks in August 2020 and completed by 569 people) and representative online polling of 1,364 people over the age of 60, conducted by Kantar Polling in September 2020.



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