Taking care of your mental health

The whole health and quality of life depend on mental wellness, often known as mental health. It has an impact on our decisions, actions, and interactions with others. Healthy ageing depends on controlling social isolation, loneliness, stress, sadness, and mood through medical treatment and self-care.

Signs & Symptoms

Consequences of Poor Mental Health in Elderly

  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Disoriented Thinking
  • Social Withdrawal
  • Bringing up Death frequently
  • Feeling Helpless

Challenges

  • Lack of Mental Health care facilities
  • Lack of Knowledge about geriatric mental health issues
  • Loneliness
  • Family History of Mental health conditions
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Alcohol Abuse

Advice

  • Maintaining relationships with others may elevate mood and enhance general well-being.
  • Keeping in touch with loved ones and friends by phone or in person.
  • It can be beneficial to schedule a daily time to connect with others.
  • By enrolling in a class to learn something new or improve a skill already possessed, individuals get an opportunity to meet new people.

Frequently Asked Questions

Health problems, or issues like the loss of a spouse, disability, and also one’s changing role post-retirement can lead to personality changes.
Yes. Cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, interventions for substance misuse or other negative habits, and instruction about lifestyle changes that promote positive mental health. Geriatric counsellors also may prescribe medications. Visit the best mental health professional at TalktoAngel for the best online counselling.
While it is an action of love, serving as a family caregiver for a loved one with disabilities can be very stressful and can raise the caregiver’s own risk of mental health problems—such as depression and anxiety.

For the mental health needs of caregivers or caretakers, TalktoAngel is there with its online geriatric counsellors.


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