Discuss about the Depression and Mental Anxiety Issue.
This blog deals with the different psychological, ageing risk factors that a person faces if the person is admitted in the hospital. The old people do not like to be admitted to the hospital in case he falls sick since they suffer from depression and anxiety due to the change in the home environment.
The older people face different mental anxiety issue, which have an effect on their health. The older person while they are getting old faces various factors such as religion, family financial condition, the social life and the relations with the people affect their mental health which makes them easily fall to depression, anxiety and other psychological factors (Courti and Knapp, 2017).
The risk factors which the old people are prone to are depression, ego, loneliness which leads to risk in wellness of the elderly people, which involve both abnormality in physical as well as mental health. The old people experience fear, anxiety, loss of appetite and loss of sleep thereby leading them to feel depressed and distressed (Hunter and Miller, 2009).
As a nursing practice, care and help is provided so that the older people are taken much care in the hospital and nursing home, and they are carefully examined about their emotional status so that they do not fall prey to psychological factors such as depression, sadness and frustration (Ehde, Dillworth and Turner, 2014).
The old people are prone to suicidal risk which so that they can consult mental health expert which help them to formulate strategies. Counseling is given to those old people who lose their confidence and have suicidal thoughts.
The nurses give training so that the wellnesses of the old people are taken care and so that they are able to imbibe in them new strategies for wellness and sustainability. The training and the therapy helps them to change their psychological behavior and thinking so that they are much positive (Hunter & Miller, 2016).
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(Hunter & Miller, 2016, PP.217-226)