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Symptoms of Mental Illness in the Elderly
How do you know if your loved one is experiencing symptoms of mental illness or just the normal changes of older age?
Did you know that about 20 percent of adults aged 55 or older have experienced some type of mental health concern, but nearly one in three of those seniors do not receive treatment? (CDC; National Institute of Mental Health) The statistics on mental illness of seniors are sobering, but with knowledge and vigilance, caregivers can stay aware of the mental and emotional health of their older loved ones and make sure they get properly treated if they are experiencing a problem.
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