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Seniors. how do you deal with mental health in the elderly?
- Play Mind Games. Just as the body needs physical activity and stimulation to stay healthy, the brain needs stimulation to stay sharp and avoid cognitive decline as we age
- Get Physical
- Stay Connected with Friends
- Pick up a New Hobby
- Caring for a Pet
Seniors, and the 3 major mental health disorders that are most common in older adults?
The most common mental disorders in older people include depression, anxiety, and substance abuse . Mental disorders are associated with increased healthcare costs, mortality and suicide, along with interference with daily living, and a reduction in quality of life
I also have an MA in Counseling Psychology I worked as a crisis counselor, hospice counselor, trauma counselor at Vietnam Veterans of San Diego and Marriage, Family Child Counselor in private practice.
Writing is another thing I do, as I am a published author, recently published a children’s book called: “An Unlikely Champion: The Story of a Horse and the Girl Who Loved Him.” It is a true story about a horse who was felt to be inferior and how he and the little girl found his special gifting and went on to become world champions.
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