Elders Have Own Views On Sadness

portrait of an elderly woman in a state of worryA new study says older people have different, more positive responses than younger people about feelings such as sadness, serenity and loneliness.

The University of Massachusetts study could help caregivers as they try to understand the emotions of those elderly folks in their care, says a story on medicalnewstoday.com.

The findings show older folks feel more serene than younger persons. They also found that younger people associate feeling sad and lonely in a more self-deprecating way than do older folks.

The elderly in the study also reported fewer symptoms of depression than did the younger subjects. They felt less shame associated with feeling sad or lonely.

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