Jan 30

Less Face-To-Face Contact May Increase Depression Risk

By MD for Seniors

While computers have revolutionized how families stay connected with loved ones, video phone calls and emails may not be as emotionally rewarding as a face-to-face conversation.

Among all the ways families communicate, a study by Oregon Health and Science University found that in-person visits and face-to-face communication were linked to the lowest levels of depression among seniors. The results were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

These findings could help caregivers and families develop better strategies for elder care and reconsider the way they interact with loved ones.

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