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Mental Health

Between 2015 and 2050 the population of the world’s population over 60 will nearly double (WHO. 2017). As people continue to age, they may begin to face health challenges including mental health struggles.Mental health struggles are very common among seniors, and may include isolation, anxiety disorders, dementia,and psychosis, with others. Many seniors also suffer from sleep and behavioral disorders,cognitive deterioration or confusion states as a result of physical disorders. (PAHO andWHO, 2014.) Some of the most common mental health issues seniors face are dementia, Alzheimers,anxiety, sleep disturbances, and/or mood disturbances.
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Although memory decline is common as we age, dementia/Alzheimers is not: “Dementia is a syndrome, usually of a chronic or progressive nature, in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. It mainly affects older people, although it is not a normal part of ageing.” (WHO, 2017)
Dementia/Alzhiemer’s show:
Poor judgment/decision making
Forgetting recent events
Inability to manage a budget
Losing track of the date
Difficulty having conversations or difficulty finding words
Misplacing items
Changes in mood or personality
Withdrawal from social activities
Other symptoms
Normal Signs of Aging show:
Sometimes forgetting names or appointments
Making a bad decision every once in a while
Missing a monthly payment
Temporarily forgetting the day
Losing things from time to time
Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. This can lead to feelings of sadness and a loss in interest in activities once found enjoyable. This can also be caused by several health conditions including thyroid issues, vitamin deficiencies, brain tumors, etc. (American Psychiatric Association, n.d.) Per the American Psychiatry Association, depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and may include:


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