Healio (6/15, Gramigna) reports, “Peer-to-peer support did not slow the decline in health and well-being in older adults who received it compared with those who received standard community services,” investigators concluded in a study that “included a volunteer sample of 448 participants aged 65 years or older who were new to peer-to-peer support or who had already been receiving it, as well as a corresponding control group.” The study revealed “improvements in mental health, for a change at 12 months of 1.1 points…and physical health, for a change at 12 months of one point.” The study also showed, however, that “the two groups did not differ significantly in the difference of differences from baseline to 12 months.” The findings were published online in JAMA Network Open. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)