Geriatric Psychiatry

Aging

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Psychiatric Diseases for The Elderly and How to Take Care of them

We always worry about our elderly parents and loved ones, so they must be protected. Thus, this site was created to quickly discover elderly diseases so they can be dealt with, treated, and minimized.

Normal Ageing

Hardening of elastic collagen causes it (body protein). All of our bodies' organs and tissues rely on collagen's flexibility to function properly. If it hardens and dries up, it loses efficiency. The long-lived cells in most of these organs are not replaced, so the body ages with them. Alzheimer's patients' brains have large clumps of these hard, frozen proteins - a problem they rebuild, including DNA.

Age-Related Memory Loss

Because mental processes slow down with age and memory stores, especially short-term memory, decrease, we advise giving the elderly time to absorb them. 

A summary of a conversation or a newspaper article is difficult to remember for older adults. To maintain their independence and not become dependent on others, they should repeat frequently circulated information and maintain a routine. 

However, older adults outperform younger adults in long-term memory, such as recalling general events, skills, and knowledge. 

How can I improve my memory by reducing distractions and focusing?

  • Getting 6-8 hours of sleep, which helps the brain process and store information. 
  • Keep repeating important information in your mind, not on paper.
  • A better life.
  • A place for everything, like keys.
  • Get rid of useless items
  • Increase wandering, read while watching TV, and learn to ignore it.
  • Studying places and things with all of your senses will help you remember them better.
  • Slow down, remember, and ask yourself, now what?
  • Did I forget something?
  • Keep your eyes on the person you are talking to.
  • Extend your use of quality notes to help you remember tomorrow's plans.
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Aging and The Elderly's Developmental Tasks

The population pyramid has flipped in recent years, with adults outnumbering youth due to falling birth and death rates. This happens globally. It is just that the developed world is ageing first, and the developing world is trailing behind. According to statistics, 56% of the world's population will be 60 when they are born. 

Some older people fear or dislike physical changes, but others are more adaptable. Positively treating the elderly can boost their self-esteem. With age comes common psychological and social disorders, which adds to the common myths about ageing. Our platforms help the elderly cope with these changes or disorders. 

In this field, modern science tells us that iron is involved in harmful oxidation, and that the body stores iron only in minimal amounts, lest it cause problems. Because harmful oxidation is a natural by product of vital processes that leads to death, counteracting it, neutralizing it, and reducing its damage is also vital. Undoing the harmful effects of oxygen. 

So some reconstruction scientists believe that rust, which accumulates in the energy-producing organs of human brain cells, is partly responsible for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients. Adults' muscles weaken and their muscular endurance decreases for the same reason. 

The danger of cholesterol depositing in the arteries, leading to hardening and difficulty in blood flow, is also well-known. Atherosclerosis causes half of Western deaths. Antioxidants found in vegetables and fruits are also linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. 
Alzheimer's patients will be in large numbers in the near future as the elderly live longer. 
Depression in the elderly and excess cortisone weaken memory. 

Age Myths

These myths are mostly untrue. Where many elderly people enjoy good health and satisfaction in their own and others' achievements, and these are examples of legends:

  • The elderly are sick and disabled
  • Seniors do not care about sex and can not have it.
  • Seniors become calm or cranky.
  • The elderly are sad.
  • Old age brings little contentment.
  • At 70, psychological development is complete.
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Pathological Memory loss

Do not worry unless you have the following memory issues:

  • Get lost on a familiar road.
  • Forgetting dates.
  • Repeating a story during a conversation.
  • To lose your ability to do simple calculations.
  • If your artistic or musical abilities suddenly change.

But if any of them occur, see a doctor right away, because there are at least 70 physical or psychological issues that cause this:

  • Stress, depression, and certain medications, plus age.
  • Memory can be improved by treating these conditions.
  • Dementias: major, moderate, and simple