With age, you experience new and different concerns. The process of accustoming oneself to post-retirement life, health issues, shrinking social circle, and lack of regular income can have an effect in multiple ways. Whether or not you notice any significant change, you should take the initiative of talking to your children and friends about anything that is bothering you. Talking out your concerns is useful in addressing issues at a preliminary stage. Along with such discussions at a personal level, it will help if you get a psychological assessment done. Such an evaluation becomes even more vital if you notice signs of aloofness, develop any chronic medical ailment or face a personal loss.
Psychological assessment is an objective manner of assessing your mind’s functioning. It is an indepth evaluation in which multiple problems get discussed and analysed. In addition, resources and strengths also get analysed, and recommendations for appropriate interventions and services are provided. According to the study published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry, “almost 45% of elderly suffer from some chronic illness, and some even have two to three physical ailments with a mental disorder.” The prevalence of mental disorder ranges from 20% to 30% in the elderly, and the most common ones are dementia (3%) and depression (10%). To assess for any issues, and for better health and wellbeing, such psychological assessments are useful.
There are various ways such assessments can help you. Below are some of the ways a psychological assessment can facilitate the right senior care.
Psychological assessment is a potent technique to help you sail through the post-retirement phase. Once your mental, physical, emotional and social concerns get addressed, and right steps get taken, you can appreciate and live through your silver years better. If you feel the need of getting such a psychological assessment, then consult the psychologist at Samvedna Senior Care. You can find a psychologist or psychiatrist at Samvedna in Delhi and Gurgaon. You and your immediate family can have a detailed session, share their concerns, get the right recommendations and plan your retirement phase better. Connect with the Samvedna Care team and book an appointment today.