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Well-being in later life is largely dependent on psychosocial factors. Physical
Well-being in later life is largely dependent on psychosocial factors. Physical impairments tend to play a secondary role, a population-based study says. (Image: iStock / Dovapi)
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Scientists of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München asked about 3,600 participants about well-being in later life. The results, which were published in ‘BMC Geriatrics’ shows that physical impairments tend to play a secondary role. Well-being in later life is largely dependent on psychosocial factors.


‘Ageing itself is not inevitably associated with a decline in mood and quality of life,’ says Prof. Karl-Heinz Ladwig, summarizing the results. ...
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