MENTAL HEALTH CARE NETWORKS IN OLDER ADULTS: A NARRATIVE REVIEW

<doi>10.24250/JPE/2/2019/IT</doi>

  • Dr. Isabelle TOURNIER
  • Dr. Cecile HANON
  • Simon VASSEUR-BACLE
  • Jocelyn DELOYER
  • Marguerite MORAITOU
  • Dr. Emmanouil TZANAKIS
  • Dr. Mihaela GRAVRILA-ARDELEAN
  • Dr. Gabriela KELEMEN
  • Dr. Laurence FOND-HARMANT

Abstract

The present narrative review addresses the difficulties and challenges occurring in the field of mental health in elderly adults by describing and synthesizing the available data. More precise knowledge on the prevalence of mental health difficulties in this population is still necessary. This directly leads us to the problem of age-related stereotypes and inaccurate knowledge regarding diagnosis in old age. Poly-pharmacy and side effects of psychotropic medications are also challenges encountered in the field of mental health in older adults. This paper highlights the necessity to improve knowledge and skills by research and by training professionals and develop multidisciplinary networks focusing on older adults’ mental health care.

Author Biographies

Dr. Isabelle TOURNIER

Info-Zenter Demenz, Luxembourg
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Dr. Cecile HANON

Mental Health Public Institution Erasme, France

Simon VASSEUR-BACLE

WHO Collaborating Center, France

Jocelyn DELOYER

Neuro-Psychiatric Center, Saint-Martin, Belgium

Marguerite MORAITOU

Center of Psychological and Pedagogical Support, Greece

Dr. Emmanouil TZANAKIS

University of Crete, Greece

Dr. Mihaela GRAVRILA-ARDELEAN

University Aurel Vlaicu Arad, Roumania

Dr. Gabriela KELEMEN

University Aurel Vlaicu Arad, Roumania

Dr. Laurence FOND-HARMANT

Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg

Published
2019-10-27