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How Mindfulness Can Help The Elderly and Disabled

Prolong a Healthy and Happy Life With Mindfulness

Mindfulness for Elderly and disabled Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation. In nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, loneliness, depression, and anxiety are considered risk factors for residents. For some people with mobility problems who are unable to move around freely and need aids such as stairlifts and mobility scooters, resources to help with their happiness and wellbeing are really useful. Studies have shown that depressive symptoms are between two and ten times more common in people who have disabilities or chronic illnesses. This is not to say that everyone who has a disability will suffer from mental health issues. But some of the challenges that people with disabilities face puts them at a much higher risk of developing issues with their mental health. Mental health issues are often linked to a variety of factors, such as socioeconomic status, health, pain, mobility, trauma and isolation, all of which a...
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