Aging poses plenty of issues, increasing medicinal use, death of friends or partners, and confronting fears of their own passing away. It can become difficult to discern what is natural of aging, elderly persons disorders, and what are actual geriatric mental health concerns. Mild forgetfulness, hearing loss, and troubles sleeping are common, but can also be symptomatic of an onset of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
Symptoms of Elderly Persons Disorders
• irregular sleep patterns
• memory loss, usually short term
Some of these obstacles are due to an onset of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Other times, these symptoms are due to life and bodily changes.
A therapist can help clients distinguish arising problems from more serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Therapy also helps clients deal with anxiety or grief from the loss of loved ones. Depression often goes undiagnosed in the elderly. A therapist offers a supportive environment, treating depression or other mental health concerns that arise from aging.
We Can Help
Open Path’s therapists offer beneficial services that encourage insight, self-reflection, and healthy coping mechanisms. Our therapists furnish a supportive environment, providing healthy outlooks and understanding.
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