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The senior population is the fastest growing in the country, thanks to the baby boom of the post-World War II era and modern technology which allows us to enjoy longer and more fulfilling lives. Still, facts show that a large portion of seniors or older adults suffer from various mental health disorders that should be treated through the use of professional counseling or therapy. However, many view the use of professional therapy as a crutch or weakness, so mental health problems continue to grow in great numbers.|
Seniors/older adults therapy is a highly-specialized field and the number of specialized therapists in this area is growing in order to address the burgeoning needs of this group of citizens.
Therapy for seniors/older adults varies, of course, with the problem to be addressed. All geriatric therapists, however, recognize some common problems among the older adults. Depression is the most serious disorder facing seniors, due largely to issues such as the loss of a spouse or the inability to do things that were once normal every day tasks, such as driving. As a matter of fact, the suicide rate among older adults is higher than that of teens and young adults.
The onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can also be very scary for older folks and counseling is often required to assist the afflicted in coming to grips with what the future holds for them.
Seniors/older adults therapy will help this portion of the population accept their lessening abilities and assist them in finding alternative solutions and community-based programs to help combat their fears of growing older and disabled, therefore improving the quality of life for the client.
Home-based counseling services are often available for those who can’t travel outside the home and transportation to seniors/older adults therapy is often made available by many municipalities.
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