27
December
2018
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16:08
Europe/Amsterdam

Living with family, but still feeling lonely

A local study conducted by Assoc Prof Angelique Chan, Executive Director of the Centre for Ageing, Research and Education at Duke-NUS Medical School has discovered that having a companion their own age makes a big difference to seniors’ health and mental well-being. The Social Isolation, Health and Lifestyles Survey, which studied nearly 5,000 seniors for close to a decade from 2009 found that half of Singaporeans over 60 who live with their children but without their spouses felt lonely some or most of the time.