Special Issue "Mental Health Issues and Quality of Life in Older Individuals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: cogntive impairment; frailty syndrome; neurodevelopemntal disorders; depression; neuropathy; sleep; envirnomental factors; comorbidty; immune alterations; metabolic alterations; biomarkers
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There are numerous biological, psychological, and social factors that have a more or less prominent impact on the mental health of older adults. Apart from components derived from the normal processes of aging or the co-occurrence of various medical diseases, events such as the death of a loved one, retirement, or disability, contribute significantly to a variety of mental or emotional problems at this stage of the life cycle. The most frequent problems affect the neurocognitive, affective, and sleep functions, which can lead to a reduction in quality of life. Major neurocognitive disorders reduce a patient's overall performance and thus create demanding needs for dependency and higher level of frailty. Affective disorders can be accentuated by a lack of family support and a marked decrease in social interactions that can lead to significant isolation with resulting suicidal behavior. The increased frequency of sleep disorders such as insomnia, daytime sleepiness, and specific disorders such as obstructive apnea significantly can further alter the quality of life of this population. The complexity of these disorders needs the expertise of a multidisciplinary team to provide the best healthcare for these patients.
This Special Issue wishes to shed new light on this exciting and insightful field of research from a multidisciplinary perspective. This Special Issue, "Mental health issues and quality of life in older individuals," reflects the interplay between neurological and psychiatric sciences, with other health sciences at the leading edge of this growing research field, which intensively suggest new opportunities for improving care of older individuals, or to prevent adverse outcomes. In the Special Issue, the readership will find relevant research carried out by several health care professionals and researchers with extensive knowledge on clinical settings and is intended to address new issues of interest of specific importance to research and clinical practice.
Prof. Dr. Omar Cauli
Prof. Dr. Rut Navarro Martinez
Prof. Dr. Julio Fernández Garrido
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- cognitive function
- quality of life
- psychiatric disorders
- social factors