Geriatrics, or elder health care, is a specialized field that focuses on the care and treatment of people over the age of 60. Therapy for individuals in the geriatric population can help improve overall health and wellbeing by addressing physical, emotional, mental, and social issues.
Geriatrics is defined as “the study of old age and its diseases, and the treatment and care of aging” (Geriatric, n.d.). Therapy for geriatric mental health is aimed at addressing the psychological and emotional needs of those over 60 years of age. According to the Institute of Medicine (2012), nearly one out of five elderly Americans suffer from a mental health disorder.
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