How Genealogy Affects Wellbeing in Older People
It is unlikely that an individual who has never seen his parents or grandparents will live long enough to become an older person (age 65+), and never have the desire to know who his ancestors were.
Alex Haley, author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family puts it this way: "In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning."
What benefits do they get from the knowledge they have? How is their wellbeing affected? Probably, in more ways than they expect.