Researchers, as recently published online in The Journals of Gerontology, discovered that surfing the Web may ward off depression among retirees, particularly among those living alone.
The study tracked the experiences of more than 3,000 seniors from 2002 to 2008. “Late-life depression affects up to 10 million Americans age 50 and older, federal statistics show.” Most investigators mentioned the feeling of loneliness as being a main cause of this depression. However, “Frequent Internet use was associated with a 33 percent reduction in depression risk.”
Nick Tate, in newsmaxhealth.com, reviewed this interesting study from The Journals of Gerontology. Want to read the full article. Just right click here and open in a new tab.
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