LONDON, England / BBC Health News / July 3, 2011
Volunteers were unable to communicate with anyone and they also simulated the physical effects of ageing by using glasses that impaired their eyesight and by wearing gloves that restricted movement.
One of the volunteers, Caro Hart, said the impact of being alone and being physically limited left her feeling low.
Friends of the Elderly's Richard Furze said the experiment shows some understanding of the isolation felt by older people.
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