The World Health Organisation (WHO) shows that the number of people aged 60 years and over in the population is increasing. In 2019, the number stood at 1 billion, but this is estimated to increase to 1.4 billion by 2030 and 2.1 billion by 2050.
Mental health problems in older people are increasingly becoming recognised as a major health issue by the NHS. It has been demonstrated that there are significant differences in mental health problems in older adults compared to the younger population, meaning that there is a great need for specialised professionals to manage these problems effectively
What do we offer?
Psychiatry-UK offers specialised psychiatric services for people over 60 years of age through a dedicated team of Consultant Psychiatrists, who perform holistic assessments and promote person-centred care in order to improve the quality of life, both for patients and their family carers.
Our experienced doctors work with both functional mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, psychosis or sleep problems, but also organic disorders, including cognitive impairment and dementia.
Well known mental illnesses, such as depression and psychosis may occur for the first time in people over the age of 60. The causes of the illnesses may be different to those in younger adults, as may their treatments. Please contact our booking team if you would like to arrange an appointment with one of our specialist consultants.
Dementia and Memory Loss
The most common worries for those who are growing elderly, or those who care for them, are loss of cognitive function associated with the various types of dementia. Our online memory clinics are able to support patients with diagnosis, treatment plans and aftercare. We are also the first memory clinic in the UK to offer dementia prevention services.
Please visit our MemoryClinix for more information.