Learn about the signs, symptoms and causes of older persons' mental health concerns.
Ageing can pose a number of difficulties that may cause mental health issues, including memory problems, depression or anxiety.
Common conditions treated by South Coast Private Hospital's Older Adult Mental Health Team include:
The symptoms of anxiety in older people are sometimes not all that obvious as they often develop gradually.
An older person may have depression if, for more than two weeks, they have felt sad, down or miserable most of the time, or has lost interest or pleasure in usual activities.
Many older people may have mental health issues at some point, due to: