Journal of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry

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Mini Review - Journal of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry (2023) Volume 7, Issue 3

The emotional aspect of aged care: Supporting mental well-being in older adults.

As the global population continues to age, it is essential to address the emotional aspect of aged care and prioritize the mental well-being of older adults. While physical health is often the primary concern in elder care, neglecting the emotional needs of older adults can have detrimental effects on their overall well-being. This article explores the emotional challenges faced by older adults and discusses strategies to support their mental health in aged care settings. It highlights the importance of social connections, combating loneliness, providing emotional support and companionship, acknowledging and validating their experiences, and offering access to mental health services. The article emphasizes the link between physical and emotional well-being and encourages the promotion of physical health in aged care. By recognizing and supporting the emotional aspect of aged care, we can enhance the quality of life for older adults, ensuring they experience their golden years with dignity, purpose, and emotional well-being.

Author(s): Lank Rusulle

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