Understanding Depression in the Elderly

Understanding Depression in the Elderly Approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental health disorder. Globally, the population is ageing rapidly. Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will nearly double, from 12% to 22%. Mental health and well-being are as important in older age as at any other time of life. Mental and neurological disorders among older adults account for 6.6% of the total disability (DALYs) for this age group. Coping with the aging process can affect the mental health of you or your elderly loved ones as you/ they come to terms with many changes in relation to physical health, slowing down, perhaps living alone an

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