Covid crisis of the elderly | Citizen

The daily challenges caused by Covid and the physical impact of the disease on the elderly have raised new concerns for the mental health and well-being of this already vulnerable age group. Dr. Ryan Fuller, a psychiatrist who specializes in geriatric mental health — or the mental health of the elderly — and practices in memory care units at Netcare Akeso Alberton and Netcare Akeso Parktown, says people aged 65 and over are already at higher risk. associated with memory. mental disorders such as dementia causing confusion, memory loss and difficulty thinking. “About five percent…