Aging and Mental Health
The Aging Population deserves the care and respect that will take their unique needs and concerns into consideration.
Often the losses and life adjustments that an older person faces can be difficult or overwhelming. For example:
- · Depression may be overlooked as just a normal part of health-related declines
- · Complicated family relationships can occur as a result of widowhood or remarriage
- · The number and/or nature of losses can cause memory problems
- · Loss of driving privileges may lead to isolation or depression
- · Increased dependence on others may be an unwelcome change
- · Anxiety about the future or health related concerns may be magnified
If you are experiencing these types of age related changes with difficulty, I have a passion to assist you in living life with continued joy, dignity and purpose.
A man's age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944, translated from French by Norah Purcell http://www.quotegarden.com/age.html