In the long and winding timeline of medical history, only recently has the importance of mental health been fully acknowledged. Possessing strong mental health is more than just doing what makes a person feel good.
Mental health is achieved through a system of regular maintenance allowing individuals to meet their emotional needs while respecting their individual emotional patterns. Older adults navigating memory loss are uniquely struggling right now, as environmental changes and the “new normal” may take more time and effort to understand. Their mental health may require some special considerations at this time.