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Mental Wellness For Seniors

The mental health of seniors frequently gets swept underneath a retired rug. This in return makes their mental health become overlooked or untreated. This becomes a problem. Although mental stress can begin at an early age which may result in a mental disorder however; seniors most times experience the highest level of cognitive mental disorders amongst the two. Mental stress, anxiety and depression worsens over time which diminishes their quality of life. There is still time and with faith everything is on your side. With the help of family caretakers or if needed care-giving services overtime seniors may soon gain the mental stability they once had during their younger years. 


Why do seniors experience mental health issues? Aging overall can take a toll on mental health. Recent studies have shown that Seniors are prone to such conditions due to mental stress: bipolar disorder, anxiety, cognition issues for example Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease and most importantly depression. Amongst these conditions within under-served communities depression is the most common mental health issue that may lead too other mental disorders although; it is the least recognized. Social and physical aspects play a major role in senior health when dealing with depression. Depression in its worst form can agitate medical conditions while bringing a greater amount of stress than usual. Isolating your loved one- may lead to a sense of loneliness which triggers the depression/stress gene. Ignoring any mental health issue regardless of how it’s developed, could take away a loved one’s sense of living, faith, independence, and ruin a legacy within older adults which should always be preserved. 


EDUCATION- HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Recognizing the earlier stages in senior’s mental wellness, or helping them return to a healthier and happier life- a few tips are below.


It’s very important for seniors to connect with others on a consisted basis and not just holidays. Older adults may feel as though they are isolated more often than others. This can lead to sadness and the feeling of loneliness which statistically is the leading cause for depression. When you picture your senior loved one- vision a legacy or a monument which needs precise care so that other generations can enjoy. Maintaining a strong emphasis on the importance of senior mental health within under-served communities is beneficial for the next generations to come. Let’s face it- work and personal stress for younger adults has the possibility of becoming overwhelming and time consuming. This in return may lead to unintentionally ignoring our senior loved ones. But there is hope and help to prevent either party from carrying a heavy load such as the constant reminder of taking care of a senior loved one. If you are a senior, or know a senior who is affected by isolation, mental health disorders, or needing a reminder of what life enrichment is- Bringing Life To Seniors is here.