Anxiety​ ​in​ ​Elderly​ ​Population


Posted by: Sia Janga on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Anxiety​ ​can​ ​interfere​ ​with​ ​an​ ​older​ ​adult’s​ ​day​ ​to​ ​day​ ​function.​ ​​​If​ ​anxiety​ ​is​ ​suspected​ ​with​ ​your parent(s),​ ​it​ ​is​ ​important​ ​to​ ​ask​ ​​ ​a​ ​few​ ​questions.

  • Are​ ​there​ ​any​ ​physical​ ​complaints
  • Changed​ ​eating​ ​habits
  • Altered​ ​sleeping​ ​pattern
  • Perseveration
  • Socialization​ ​decreased

Seeking​ ​help​ ​to​ ​address​ ​and​ ​diagnose​ ​anxiety​ ​from​ ​healthcare​ ​professionals​ ​is​ ​the​ ​key. Professional​ ​who​ ​provide​ ​services​ ​to​ ​the​ ​elderly​ ​and​ ​can​ ​intervene​ ​in​ ​ways​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be​ ​helpful, such​ ​as​ ​support​ ​groups,​ ​therapy​ ​and​ ​medication​ ​is​ ​appropriate​ ​and​ ​needed.

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