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3 Ways to Improve Mental Health

Oct 06, 2021|Health & Wellness

Mental health is extremely important for older adults because poor mental health can have an adverse effect on the overall health of the body. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 20% of seniors have had a mental health concern but only about two out of three received treatments. Seniors are at a huge risk for anxiety and depression due to chronic disease, isolation, and loneliness. 

Each October 10th, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Mental Health Day with the goal to help raise awareness and help people dealing with problems concerning mental health live better lives with dignity. 

Here are three ways seniors and their loved ones can improve their mental health:

Support During Trauma

Here are a few ways to help reduce anxiety during periods of stress due to uncertain times. We’re not out of the woods yet, which means the pandemic can be extremely taxing on your mental health. 

Benefits of Friendships

Time and again, research shows that seniors who have a close group of friends tend to live longer than people who don’t. 

Continue to Flex Your Mind

Be sure to flex that muscle daily! Whether it’s puzzles with a loved one, reading a new novel or flying a kite, routine brain exercises help you maintain healthy cognitive function.

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