According to a new report from The Phoenix Center, spending time online lowered depression rates by 20% among 7,000 older adult subjects in the University of Michigan’s Health and Retirement Study. Seniors, especially those with mobility difficulties, can have a tough time maintaining relationships with families and friends, which can lead to depression, according to study authors. If seniors, only 42% of whom report using the Internet, were to spend more time online, there could be both better mental and economical outcomes, according to report authors. Story at McKnight’s.
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