There are many reports about loneliness epidemics faced by Americans, and that’s depressing because it’s been witnessed mostly by older adults. However, a recent case study done by some researchers shows a different side of the picture. It indicates that the loneliness epidemic is the result of aging, and it might vary from person to person. Experts said that the current generation’s older people might not feel that much lonely as compared to their previous generations. For this conclusion, experts studied the data of various ages in which they analyzed data from 2005 to 2006, 1920 and 1947, and then again between 2010 to 2011.
After considering it, they concluded that there was no clear sign that older adults of this generation are feeling more lonely as compared to previous ones. Usually, people nowadays say that they are getting depressed when they reach their 70s, but that’s not true. The case study involved various factors of adult life, especially when they reach their 50s, 60s, and late 70s.
However, one common thing which experts found is that people who are aged above 75 were found to be feeling more lonely. Since the current generation is not going through such loneliness epidemics because of excellent education and other facilities they received which their grandfathers didn’t get in their time. Older adults did not face any loneliness when they are in the 50s or 60s, but things get tougher soon they cross the 70s. People who maintained good relationships with their friends, family, and spouse remained in excellent mental health because humans as a social animal require the company of the same. Some analysts said today’s generation’s social networking and video chatting platforms could make older adults more connected to the world and open new doors of social interaction.