Mental Health


Mental Health

Of the estimated 550, 000 65+ patients diagnosed with dementia in Canada (Source: Alzheimer’s Society), almost a quarter will also be diagnosed with depression (Source: Here to Help).

Social isolation, grief, adjusting to changing life circumstances, and physical health problems are all factors that can lead seniors and older adults developing mental illness (Source: Government of BC).

Mental illness leads to self-neglect in many people.

Mental health care and prevention may range from screening and early diagnosis, to maintaining balanced nutrition, exercising, and consistent cognitive and social engagement.

Documents

Mental Health Promotion for Seniors

Other Helpful Organizations

Alzheimer Society of British Columbia

Here to Help

Province of BC- Mental Health and Illness

Other Web Links

Find Your Resilience with TIME for Health

Helping Seniors Cope with the Not-So-Golden Years