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Enhancing Mental Wellness in Older Adults by Dr Vani Rao, MBBS, MD**

                                            Photo by Marcus Aurelius from pexels   Why Mental Health is Important for Seniors - Mental or Emotional wellness is an important aspect of overall well-being. Problems such as anxiety, depression insomnia are not signs of aging.  The persistence of these symptoms are signs of mental illness for which professional treatment should be sought. Is Mental Illness in Older Adults Treatable? The good news is treatment is available and mental illness is a treatable condition. Age is not a bar for the treatment of mental illness. Early recognition and management are important as mental illness is treatable and can help the person have a better quality of life.   Are seniors more susceptible to Mental Health Issues? As we age, we are more susceptible to experiencing losses – e.g. death of a loved one, loss of work, loss of a constant source of income, etc. Many can adapt to these changes but others may not be able to cope and are at ris