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Gerontology and Mental Health

Mental health is such a major factor in living full healthy lives. Give 3 mental health concerns that may help or hinder graceful transitions to old age, how do these problems evolve? Are they inherited, socially, learned, or a combination of both explain.

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1. Mental health is such a major factor in living full healthy lives. Give 3 mental health concerns that may help or hinder graceful transitions to old age, how do these problems evolve? Are they inherited, socially, learned, or a combination of both. Explain.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), much of the illness, disability, and death associated with chronic disease in old age is avoidable through known prevention measures. Key measures include practicing a healthy lifestyle (e.g., regular physical activity, healthy eating, and avoiding tobacco use) and the use of early detection practices (e.g., screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers, diabetes and its complications, and depression). However, critical knowledge gaps exist for responding to the health needs of older adults in some areas. For example, chronic diseases and conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, depression, psychiatric disorders, osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease, and urinary incontinence, much remains to be learned about their distribution in the population, associated risk factors, and effective measures to prevent or delay their onset. http://www.cdc.gov/aging/
Let's look at three of these problems related to mental health, mainly Depression, Alzheimer and Memory loss associated with ageing and the protective factor that can help a graceful transition into ageing.

a. Depression
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depression is a concern that might hinder graceful ...

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This solution discusses 3 mental health concerns that may help or hinder graceful transitions to old age. it also examines how these problems evolve and if they are inherited, socially, learned, or a combination of both explain.

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