Mental Health in the Aged

Although physically older people are no more susceptible to depression and anxiety than the general population, other factors such as increased physical health problems, chronic pain, social isolation and loss of relationships, jobs, and independence can all mean that staying mentally healthy can be more challenging for the aged.

Staying socially, mentally and physically active are all good ways to help prevent depression and anxiety.

It is important to remember that depression and anxiety is not a normal part of ageing, and it can be treated just like it can in younger people.

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Staying mentally healthy can be more challenging for the aged

Symptoms

  • Personality change
  • Susceptile to depression
  • Prone to withdrawl into self
  • Sudden fluctaion of moods
  • Appears confused
  • Low concentration
  • Tires or becomes upset or anxious more easily
  • Does not cope well with change

Treatment

Seniors should seek medical and psychiatric evaluations in order to gain specific diagnosis.   Following the assessment, a treatment program is individually designed taking into account the person's needs, cognitive abilities and exisitng strengths and skills.

How Delmont can help?

  • This service is designed for the over 65 age group and those who have earlier onset of illnesses generally associated with aging.
  • If an individual has a psychiatric concern, they may be referred to see one of our specialists in the consulting suites.

Why Delmont

With over 40 years experience and an experienced multi disciplinary team at Delmont Private, our goal is to enable individuals with mental health concerns to gain a greater understanding of themselves and their difficulties in a safe relaxed and professional environment.  All patients are our highest priority.  Our holistic approach to treatment promotes long-term health and quality of life.

Your privacy and confidentiality are maintained at all times.

Need Help?

Visit your local GP or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 - More