According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20% of people ages 55 or older experience a mental health concern. The CDC also notes that adults 65 or older are more likely to report that they “rarely” or “never” receive the social and emotional support they need.
These mental health concerns can manifest in a variety of ways, including depression, anxiety and cognitive impairment. As a result, seniors often withdraw socially and relationships become frayed or distant, causing depression or anxiety to deepen, perpetuating a cycle.
During the webinar, Laura will discuss topics around mental health specific to older adults and will offer advice and ways to support your loved ones as they may deal with challenges.