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New research shows that acting, belonging and committing can prevent mental 'ill' health in older adults

Created Wednesday, 03 May 2017 in News

This just released ground-breaking research showcased the results of a three year longitudinal study in Ireland. A team of international researchers from Spain, Denmark and Australia investigated whether Acting-Belonging-Committing prevented depression, anxiety and cognitive decline in people over 50. The results were very clear: they found the more people Acted, Belonged and Committed, the less likely they were to suffer from depression, anxiety and a decline in their cognitive functioning over those years.

The paper is in international journal Experimental Gerontology; “The protective properties of Act-Belong-Commit indicators against incident depression, anxiety, and cognitive impairment among older Irish adults: Findings from a prospective community-based study”.

Read the full article: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0531556516306167

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