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Old People Aren't Rude, Just Uninhibited: New Research

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September 9, 2005
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If you suffered from piles, would you want your friends asking about your condition in public? Most people wouldn't, yet new research suggests that the older you become the more likely you are to make someone blush with embarrassment in that way. But old people may not intend to be rude: in fact, age-related changes in brain function may explain their lack of tact, according to a new Australian study just published in the journal Psychology and Aging.

If you suffered from piles, would you want your friends asking about your condition in public? Most people wouldn't, yet new research suggests that the older you become the more likely you are to make someone blush with embarrassment in that way.


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University of New South Wales. "Old People Aren't Rude, Just Uninhibited: New Research." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 September 2005. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050909220634.htm>.
University of New South Wales. (2005, September 9). Old People Aren't Rude, Just Uninhibited: New Research. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050909220634.htm
University of New South Wales. "Old People Aren't Rude, Just Uninhibited: New Research." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050909220634.htm (accessed April 25, 2014).

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