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Aging with schizophrenia: what are my options?

It can be difficult to age gracefully when you’re living with a mental disorder, especially a chronic disorder like schizophrenia. Schizophrenia affects people of all age groups and impacts your behavior, thoughts, and feelings. Yet, schizophrenia affects people differently as they age and treatment plans for older adults need to consider the effects of one’s age on their mental illness and vice-versa. That said, what options are available to those who are aging with schizophrenia? The caregiver route Many older adults, with or without mental illness, need assistance performing everyday activities including putting on their socks […]

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How does mental illness affect seniors differently than other adults?

When it comes to aging, mental health among seniors is often only discussed when talking about Alzheimer’s and dementia. While Alzheimer’s and dementia do affect the elderly (someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease every 67 seconds), it’s important to remember that other mental health issues also affect the senior population. But how do mental health issues affect seniors? And do mental health problems impact the senior population in a way that’s different than any other age group? How does mental illness differ in seniors? Mental illness affects people in different ways. Even those who have […]

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Now what? what you can do after receiving an alzheimer’s diagnosis

Every 67 seconds, a person in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease and yet only 45% of those with Alzheimer’s disease report being told of the diagnosis. It can be challenging to determine whether you may be suffering from Alzheimer’s because of the similarity between symptoms and everyday behaviors caused by old age. But once you’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease it’s crucial to take the next steps toward treatment so you can get the help you need. What do you do after you’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? After you’ve received your diagnosis, begin doing what you […]

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