Melissa Wei (Michigan) et al. find multimorbidity increase the risk of cognitive decline and suicide
"People with multiple physical conditions have faster brain decline, higher suicide risk" - EurekAlert. 6/19/2019.
"We want patients to have good insight into how the conditions they've developed over the years are affecting their well-being, and be open to communicating with their care teams about how those conditions affect their functioning, quality of life and overall health now and in the future," says Wei. "We also know that social support, and having a strong purpose in life, can protect against some of the detrimental effects of multiple conditions. We need to help patients understand these connections, foster their development early on, and sustain them through each stage of life and changes in health."