THE USE OF SOCIAL NETWORK SITES (SNSs) AND THE PROMOTION OF THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE ELDERLY

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Araya Pontanya

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At present, Thailand is characterized by an “aging society” and in 2021 will enter “aged society”. Therefore, many departments turn to focuses on developing and enhancing the lives of the elderly. This demographic change has coincided with the increasing role of Social Network Sites (SNSs) in communication and the use of social network sites among the elderly continuously increases. The purpose of this article is to study and review literature from past research on the relationship between the use of social network sites and the quality of life of the elderly. The researcher synthesized data from literature review and offers a guideline for using social network sites to promote quality of life among the elderly.  The results of literature review showed that the use of social network sites associated with constant interactions between elderly and other people, as it is one of the ways that reduce limitation of communication with others of the elderly. For elderly, maintaining social relationships is key factor in quality of life. Therefore, the affiliates and related person can use social network sites to promote quality of life among the elderly in order to support the appropriate use of social network sites in elderly.

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