This article looks at ways to assess and bolster resilience, taking into account a number of factors, including: “Epidemiological studies indicate that an estimated 20% of adults 65 years of age and older meet the criteria for a mental disorder, including dementia, during the previous 12 months (Elmore et al., 2011; Karel et al., 2012). Significant comorbidities exist between psychiatric and cognitive disorders in late life. For instance, adults with dementia or mild cognitive impairment have high rates of depression, anxiety and behavioral disturbances, such as agitation. Americans with dementia will increase by 1.5 million during the coming decade.
Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention
University of Waterloo