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One of the most common misconceptions about elderly hold by society is their sexuality.
A
relatively
large group of population
think that shaving an active sexual life is inappropriate
for older adults.
According to
British Medical Journal
u202fsurvey, adults
over 70 years are
not
only able
to
practice sexual intercourse more often that other generation but also to
fully enjoy of their sexuality.
(Beckman,
Waern, Gustafson, & Skoog, 2008).
Misconceptions can really affect the older population. Aging process
leads to
some insecurities
such as feeling
less attractive or the fair to
fail in bed.
Once the elderly become
old,
they see their selves as being unattractive.
Therefore, depression is very common during this stage of life. Older adults start to feel not useful
and very limited since the physical limitations normal in the aging process don’t allow them to do the things they used to.
Some of the symptoms of
depression
that are
tiredness, insomnia, and mood changes.
It is important to
identify them to prevent it so it can be treated correctly and avoid further complications. In addition,
other medical conditions can
also develop depression symptoms such
as heart
disease,
or
stroke.
It also important to pay attention to the side effects of medications and polysubstance abuse, they can also develop
depression
(NIMH » Depression: What You Need
To
Know, 2015).
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