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Could day clinics be the answer for elderly people with mental-health issues?

The baby boomers are longer-lived than previous generations, but they still experience similar rates of mental illness. Day clinics may be the way to address this concern. When most of us think of elderly mental-health problems, we think of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. But psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety are rife in older …

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How do long-term conditions impact on mental health?

The interaction between physical and mental health has been attracting increasing attention.  People with long-term conditions are two to three times more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population. The interdependency of mental and physical health has significant implications for individual patients. Mental health problems can complicate …

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Focusing on wellness

In recent years, there has been a shift away from a focus on illness alone, to more attention being placed on wellness, both in policy and health practice. “Five Ways to Well-being” is a set of five simple, evidenced-based actions which can improve wellbeing in everyday life for everyone, no …

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Lets get baking!

They say baking soothes the soul. How can it not? There is something so reassuring about the ritual – quietly weighing out ingredients, whisking, beating, folding and kneading. It is not just indulging in the end results – the cake, the biscuits, the scones – that helps to brighten up a …

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Could gardens help improve resident’s mental health?

There is something just inherently good about getting out in nature. This is why green spaces and natural environments within neighbourhoods and residential built are essential for the health and well-being of older adults. Firstly, they can provide older adults with an opportunity to be active physically and socially. Secondly, …

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week theme is “Nature is Key” It is estimated that over 20% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental or neurological disorder. 6.6% of all disability among over 60s are attributed to neurological and mental disorders. The most common neuropsychiatric …

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