Loneliness in older people
1Loneliness was felt to some degree by 64% of the older people interviewed. In 14.8% of the sample this feeling of loneliness could be described as severe or very severe.
2The sense of loneliness is slightly different in older men and women: the latter are more prone to emotions related to abandonment and emptiness than the former.
3People with lower educational attainment have more feelings of loneliness.
4People who experience greater loneliness tend to apply coping strategies that hinge more around resignation and passive acceptance of the situation.