Mental Health Issues in the Elderly: A Preventative Approach

Taking care of mental health and wellbeing is important at any stage in life and it’s always a good idea to begin this practice as early as possible. When it comes to the elderly, mental health issues - including dementia, depression and anxiety, can often be under-identified, which makes the situation even more serious. A study conducted by healthcare professionals in the UK found an alarmingly high prevalence of undiagnosed mental health issues amongst older adults (70+) admitted to general hospitals. What can be done to keep these numbers at bay?

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Stress in the workplace

Stress in the workplace is topic that needs to be considered and discussed openly. Awareness of stress in the workplace needs to be raised so that individuals know what causes it, what the symptoms are and if they do suffer with stress at work, ways in which they can deal with it.

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The shocking truth behind our blue light services

The ‘blue light’ services are typically our emergency services. This includes ambulance workers, police, firefighters and search and rescue services. According to research conducted by ‘Mind’, emergency services are at a higher risk of going through a mental health problem than the general public. Most would think that this is due to the traumatic events that people in this field may experience. This is not always the case.

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