Category: Loneliness

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Who Let the Dogs in’? Exploring the Potential for Developing Dog Projects With Older Prisoners

This original and ground-breaking interdisciplinary paper explores the potential for developing dog-based projects for older prisoners, drawing on perspectives from gerontology, penology and the growing body of research which highlights the positive benefits of animal-human interactions. The ongoing research on which this paper is based is timely, as many jurisdictions are experiencing rising numbers of

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Would Longevity Make Us Happier? Examining the U-shape in Happiness

Longevity issues have become an important social concern, since recent studies show that there is no upper limit for human lifespans. However, we could not obtain the unified conclusion as to whether happiness depends on age or not. There are many economic and sociological studies which follow Easterlin’s findings of a U-shape in happiness over

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Readiness for Decision Making towards End-of-Life Care among Unmarried or Divorced Middle-aged and Elderly Men in Japan

BACKGROUND: Previous research has found that 70% of patients cannot express their will at the end-of-life. Hospitals in Japan often demand patient’s family member to guess the will and speak for them, but unmarried and divorced men often have no relative of friends to support them. METHODS: Internet survey is conducted on February 14-24, 2020.