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Half of older adults have experienced mental health problems, says Age UK

 

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Half of older adults have experienced mental health problems, says Age UK

Nearly half of adults aged 55 and older (7.7 million people) say they have experienced depression and around the same number (7.3 million) have suffered with anxiety, according to new YouGov research for the charity Age UK – revealing the scale of the mental health challenge facing older people in the UK.

The death of loved ones (36%), their own health (24%) and financial worries (27%) are the most common triggers for mental health problems, yet worryingly more than a third (35%) say they did not know where to go for help and support. More....