European Journal of Environment and Public Health

Challenges Facing Older Adults during the COVID-19 Outbreak
Eqbal Radwan 1 2 * , Afnan Radwan 3, Walaa Radwan 4
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1 Biology Department, Islamic University of Gaza, PALESTINE
2 Directorate of Education-East Gaza, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, PALESTINE
3 Faculty of Education, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip, PALESTINE
4 Faculty of Education, Ummah Open University, Gaza Strip, PALESTINE
* Corresponding Author
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European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 2021 - Volume 5 Issue 1, Article No: em0059
https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/8457

Published Online: 06 Aug 2020

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ABSTRACT
As COVID-19 rapidly spread at the globe, it has attracted significant attention and brought unprecedented efforts, resulting in stops of routine activities and changes in day-to-day behavioral patterns of the public. To mitigate its impact on health bodies and systems, societies, and economies, many countries have adopted nonpharmacological preventive procedures such as social or spatial distancing, using protective gloves and masks, as well as frequently handwashing; these have been extensively implemented. However, preventive procedures aimed at protecting the healthcare systems have side-effects that might have a big impact on the elderly’s life. In this article, we highlight the main challenges facing older adults during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the importance of preventive measures in the protection of elderly health and containing the outbreak of COVID-19, they will undoubtedly have short and long term consequences for the well-being and mental health of the older adults.
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