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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2017 11:33 a.m. PST

Study finds group displays distinct optimism, stubbornness and bond with family, religion and land

"In remote Italian villages nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains lives a group of several hundred citizens over the age of 90. Researchers at the University of Rome La Sapienza and University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified common psychological traits in members of this group.

The study, publishing in International Psychogeriatrics, found participants who were 90 to 101 years old had worse physical health, but better mental well-being than their younger family members ages 51 to 75.

"There have been a number of studies on very old adults, but they have mostly focused on genetics rather than their mental health or personalities," said Dilip V. Jeste MD, senior author of the study, senior associate dean for the Center of Healthy Aging and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at UC San Diego School of Medicine. "The main themes that emerged from our study, and appear to be the unique features associated with better mental health of this rural population, were positivity, work ethic, stubbornness and a strong bond with family, religion and land…."
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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2017 11:43 a.m. PST

I think I'm good for 3.5 out of 5.

Legion 412 Dec 2017 1:31 p.m. PST

Well I am Italian … and stubborn …

Zephyr112 Dec 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

It's stubbornness and competition to outlive their friends and neighbors. And just plain being ornery helps… ;-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2017 10:14 a.m. PST



Golgoloth Inactive Member13 Dec 2017 11:31 a.m. PST

Quite an interesting find, Tango.
Something I find I can agree with TBH.

Captain Gideon Inactive Member13 Dec 2017 7:48 p.m. PST

Just curious but what does this have to do with Sci-Fi?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2017 10:01 p.m. PST

Nothing my friend… the BUG choise those two fórums…


Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member16 Dec 2017 1:25 p.m. PST

Surely it's because people that age (90+) have forgotten how sh1tty the world is?

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member17 Dec 2017 1:23 a.m. PST

Let's see … my parents are already in their mid 90s (Mom 93, Dad 95). Their parents lived past the mid 80s. My aunts and uncles have all lived past 95.

Why do people in our family live that long? Other than the fact that none of them have smoked for long, who knows.

PS. By the way, they haven't forgotten how crappy the world is. I know because that's all they talk about when they get together. :)

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