04
February
2017
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08:00 AM
Europe/Amsterdam

How Genealogy Affects Wellbeing in Older People

http://hubpages.com/health/How-Genealogy-Affects-Wellbeing-in-Older-People

Summary

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.