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MENTAL HEALTH

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 process.  

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 well considered.

 

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.