Aging and Mental Health

Aging involves a change in lifestyle for most people and it's important to take care of mental health as well as physical health. There's an assumption that mental health problems are a 'normal' aspect of aging but older people don't develop mental health problems, and they can be helped if they do.  Most have good mental health; many older adults are at risk of developing mental disorders, neurological disorders or substance use problems as well as other health conditions such as diabetes, hearing loss, and osteoarthritis.

Mental health among older adults is a multifaceted concept that reflects a range of clinical research activity, rather than a unified theoretical entity.

Aging involves a change in lifestyle for most people and it's important to take care of mental health as well as physical health. There's an assumption that mental health problems are a 'normal' aspect of aging but older people don't develop mental health problems, and they can be helped if they do.  Most have good mental health; many older adults are at risk of developing mental disorders, neurological disorders or substance use problems as well as other health conditions such as diabetes, hearing loss, and osteoarthritis.

Mental health among older adults is a multifaceted concept that reflects a range of clinical research activity, rather than a unified theoretical entity.

  • Alcoholism and Addiction
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Medication
  • Neuroplasticity

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