Mental Health Care for Older Adults is Necessary – Here’s Why
By the year 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 years or older. The demographic of those aged 80 and older is growing faster than any other age group . There is also a prevailing stereotype of older adults as dependent, depressed, and possibly demented .
Taking into consideration this stereotype of the aging population, is there a case to address their mental wellness in addition to the population’s huge demand for basic medical services?