Maintaining a healthy mind is also just as important as a maintaining a healthy body.
Each year, large numbers of older Australians are affected by depression, anxiety or related disorders, which could be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, or be brought on by the loss of a loved one, a change in their living arrangements or social isolation.
These conditions can not only affect your mood, but also impact you physically, resulting in common side effects like loss of appetite, disturbed sleep, fatigue and susceptibility to illness.
While some conditions such as Alzheimer’s are more likely to occur to the elderly, mental illness is in no way an inevitable part of ageing. If you are living with a mental illness, no matter what challenges you face, there are many steps you can take to overcome the symptoms.
Check out the articles below for the latest research and useful information on maintaining a healthy mind.
The articles on this website are intended as a starting point for getting information on mental health conditions and treatments. We urge you to please speak with your health care provider about what’s best for your health and well-being.