It is heart breaking to witness if our parents who have loved and cared, educated and provided for us suffer a slow and relentless decline of their mental and physical capability.
While not everyone will suffer from age-related disorders to the same degree, the reality is that once memory failure starts to set in, many people struggle to manage their lives, even on a simple scale. This is often exacerbated by impaired sight and/or hearing, compromised physical health, and an increased reliance on medication. The resultant inability to cope and the loss of independence can also lead to acute anxiety and depression.
Sadly, this is compounded by the loss of an active social circle - either due to illness and death of friends, or simply the inability to get around.
Akeso psychiatric hospitals’ psycho-geriatric units understand not only the anxiety of adult children who often have to bear the emotional and financial burden of caring for their ageing parents, but also the frustration, helplessness and sense of loneliness felt by our ageing parents themselves.
The psycho-geriatric units offers a specialist treatment plan catering for disorders of old age, not only assisting our aged parents to cope with their decreased capacity and putting them in touch with a group of peers in similar circumstances to alleviate their loneliness, but also helping us – their children – to understand the ageing cycle and come to terms with it.