Elderly feel younger than they really are

12/4/2008 | NYTimes.com

A survey of 516 Germans ages 70 to 104 found they report feeling about 13 years younger than they really are. Among people who said they were active and in good health, the gap between actual and subjective age was even wider. Researchers say the data is important because cultural perceptions of the elderly often don't mirror how the seniors themselves really feel.

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