Anxiety in Older Adults: Symptoms and Solutions

February 14th, 2019 by John Wilson

Anxiety can affect individuals of all ages. Even if someone has lived their whole life without experiencing signs of this issue, it doesn’t mean they won’t develop it later in life, perhaps while in senior independent living. Unfortunately, many seniors either aren’t aware they’re suffering from anxiety and can get help for it or they may feel ashamed and not be willing to admit they have a problem. Regardless, there are things you can do to identify if they are having symptoms of anxiety and get them the help they need to overcome it.

Anxiety can be a common issue for those in independent living.

Independent living can sometimes be a source of anxiety.

Types of Anxiety

While most people think of generalized anxiety, it isn’t the only type your loved one may experience. Each one has its own set of symptoms you’ll need to watch out for. Some of the most common types, along with their symptoms, include:

Risk Factors

There are certain risk factors that can identify those in Oklahoma assisted living who are more likely to suffer from some form of anxiety, either now or in the future. Some of these factors include:

If your loved one exhibits any of these symptoms or falls under one of these risk factors, it’s important to make an appointment with their doctor for a thorough evaluation. Anxiety can often be treated with simple therapy or may require medication to help manage your loved one’s mental health while in independent living in OKC.

If you’re looking for the right assisted living center for your aging loved one, contact us. We can help you determine if our facility is the right choice for their needs.

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