- Centre Neuro Psychiatrique Saint-Martin – Belgium
- Centre Hospitalier de Jury-Les-Metz - France
- EHL, Entente des Hôpitaux Luxembourgeois – Luxembourg
- Centre Hospitalier du Luxembourg – Luxembourg
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Update : 2023-07-23 17:00:48
Mental health problems are common among seniors and may include isolation, affective and anxiety disorders, dementia, and psychosis, among others. Many seniors also suffer from sleep and behavioral disorders, cognitive deterioration or confusion states as a result of physical disorders or surgical interventions.
Research suggests that seniors benefit from supportive social connections and close personal relationships but suffer as a result of disrupted personal ties and loneliness.
Health-care providers, especially those in primary care, can play a central role in promoting mental health for seniors by working with mental health professionals, local governments, civil society organizations, families, and communities to provide comprehensive mental health care and supportive environments. In addition, older people should be encouraged to actively participate in their communities and in society at large, while policymakers should ensure that seniors’ mental health concerns are addressed in national health planning and policies.