This study by researchers from Finland finds that depressive symptoms in 75- and 80-year-olds have decreased, and they are more satisfied with their lives overall than those at the same age 30 years ago.
Two independent cohorts of Finnish men and women aged 75 and 80 were analyzed in 1989-1990 (617 individuals born in 1910 and 1914) and in 2017-2018 (794 individuals born between 1938-1939 and 1942-1943).
The results showed:
The researchers concluded that positive feelings and lack of depressive symptoms predict longevity, better health, and better functioning. Future researcher should address whether this positive change continues in the next cohorts.Read More >>