Mental health of older adults - older adults

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Use of the Term “Elderly” : Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy older adults


Goal. Improve the health, function, and quality of life of older adults. Overview. As Americans live longer, growth in the number of older adults is unprecedented.

Mental and neurological disorders among older adults account for % of the total disability (DALYs) for this age group.​ Approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental disorder.​ Older people face special physical and mental health challenges which need to be.

Use these tips to communicate with older patients in ways that are respectful and effective for information exchange.

The United States — and the world — are aging. The number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to double from 46 million to more than 98 million by.