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The elderly population size is growing worldwide due to the increased life expectancy of older adults (Oeppen & Vaupel, 2002). This is also affecting the number of the ”oldest” old people (80+ years; Jeune & Skythe, 2001; Shah, 2007a). Suicide rates in many countries increase with aging (Bertolote & De Leo, 2012; Shah, 2007b). Thus, prevention of suicide in old age is an important public health concern.