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Busy Social Life May Stave Off Disability In Elderly

19/12/11 5:22 PM

A Rush University/Chicago study looked at 945 elderly people, average age 82, who had no disability at the start of the study.  Compared with people with low levels of social activity, people who had high levels of social activity were about twice as likely to remain free of disabilities that hindered activities of daily living, and about 1.5 times more likely to remain free of disabilities that affected mobility or instrumental activities of daily living.

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