Mar 20th, 2020
Staying active 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, and the isolation associated with the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, can be difficult. 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 independently, or in very small groups settings of 10 or fewer participants:
If you or anyone you know is exhibiting signs of depression, anxiety or behavioral side effects of early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia, Oceans can help.
Oceans is passionate about helping older adults and seniors experiencing depression, anxiety, behavioral side effects of early-stage Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, and other mental health issues. Utilizing proven, innovative and progressive therapies, Oceans’ qualified professionals strive to promote long-term wellness through a range of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric counseling and treatment options.
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