Getting older is a dynamic and progressive process
characterized by morphological, functional and psychologic changes. Each people
integrate this process in a singular way. It is a complex and diversified
The mental health status of older
persons is not always under control. Frequently these people have chronic
diseases which often associated with vision and hearing losses, memory
commitment and other abilities. These commitments are responsible for mental
health disorders. To improve the mental health is one of these challenges and
sometimes the disabilities which can mean “mental health commitment” are not
FACTS AND NUMBERS
With the age the mental health may
be compromised due to changes and losses during the lifespan.
The commitments of mental health are
not always recognized. Their impact on ageing tends to be less valued than the
physical consequences. The signal and symptoms presented by the people are
justified by the number of years (less active and participative are consider as
consequence of the number of the years and physical disease).
The mental health commitments that are
recognized as the most frequent diseases are dementias and depression.