n Medical Chronicle - Are we giving up on the elderly too easily? - clinical - geriatrics

Volume 2020 Number 3
  • ISSN : 2617-9385


“People often consider cognitive decline to be a ‘normal’ part of the ageing process. In many cases, however, much can be done to support and improve the mental health and wellness of seniors.”

While families tend to notice when children and younger adults experience mental health problems — in the elderly these are often mistakenly attributed to a decline associated with ageing and there is an unfounded belief that nothing can be done to improve their situation. As a result mental health problems in older individuals often go undiagnosed and untreated,” says Dr Ryan Fuller, who specialises in psychiatry for senior citizens.

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