Apr 17th, 2018
Staying active, socializing and challenging your brain are a few important ways to boost mental health later in life. But for some seniors, adjusting to a new season of life can be difficult, especially if they are also managing mental health issues. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than two million Americans age 65 and older suffer from some form of depression.
Addressing depression and other behavioral health issues in seniors is important because many are also managing chronic conditions. If left untreated, seniors battling depression have an increased risk of neglecting medication regimens, failing to keep doctor’s appointments and reducing physical activity.
The key to easing the aging process for seniors is continued engagement, both physically and mentally. These eight activities to boost the mental health of the seniors are easy to do at home or in a residential facility:
If you or anyone you know is exhibiting signs of depression, anxiety or behavioral side effects of Alzheimer’s or dementia, Oceans can help.
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