Is dementia considered a mental illness? Until I did my research for today's post, I didn't really know. Dementia has a physiological/neurological basis, typically as a result of brain damage due to disease or stroke, whereas mental illness is more psychological and manifests similarly to younger people.
Dementia tends to have these symptoms:
Mental illness in seniors includes:
It can be difficult to differentiate the two and it's important to not ignore mental health issues in seniors. Aging adults who may suffer from lack of mobility can become socially isolated and depressed. Properly diagnosing and treating mental illness in seniors can greatly improve and prolong their life.
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