Mental health in older adults

Mental health and aging

The global population is aging at a rapid pace, with the world’s population of individuals over 65 projected to double from 12% to 22% over the next thirty years – an increase in the older adult population of over 1.1 billion people! Universally there continues to be a strong association between aging and health issues…

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empathetic reactivity

Empathetic Reactivity

What is empathy? Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s experience and imagine their situation, as if it’s being experienced by themselves, without actually taking place in that person’s objective reality. Empathy is important. It allows us to build social connections with others. As social creatures, prosocial traits like empathy have developed in humans as…

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Loneliness

Coping with loneliness: strategies for a happier life

Loneliness is a complex, universal feeling many of us have experienced at various stages in our lives – with 1 in 2 Australians (51%) reporting experiences of loneliness at least once per week. Despite its commonality, particularly during Covid-19 lockdowns, extended periods of loneliness and social isolation can have significant impacts on our mental health…

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