How Living With Anxiety in Midlife May Lead to Dementia in Later Years?
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Anxiety is widespread in midlife and can recognize as an
essential risk factor for dementia. It is the most common mental health issue, but it can make life difficult if untreated or unrecognized anxiety. Anxiety can become so overwhelming at times that sufferers may try to numb themselves with drugs and alcohol or engage in other risky activities. When addiction makes its way into a person’s life, it becomes more than just a mental health problem; it begins to take over the physical and emotional aspects of their lives. But one of the biggest problems with anxiety and depression is that they are often seen as things we should “snap out of” rather than real medical issues that require care and attention – both physical and emotional – just like any other chronic illness would demand. Unfortunately, this means many go without treatment for years and suffer needlessly; but the good news is that there are often physical signs of mental illness, such as anxiety.
Catching these symptoms may make all the difference in the world. Physical manifestations of anxiety or depression can be from stomach problems to chest pain and more. If you notice any of these troubling symptoms, it’s time to call a doctor and get help for your mental health concerns before they have a chance to deteriorate into something worse – like dementia. And if the condition has come to dementia, consider a home care assistance such as dementia care La Habra; their homecare services are planned differently for patients with Lewy body dementia
Some Biggest Signs Anxiety May Lead To Dementia
Anxiety & Short-term memory loss:
When someone experiences anxiety attacks, they can often feel an overwhelming sense of dread or doom even when there isn’t anything threatening in their environment. These feelings are so overwhelming that they can cause someone to forget things, such as proper social skills. This type of anxiety is called “hyper-arousal.” While it may be better than the alternative (i.e., immobility or blunted affect), it can still impact the brain’s ability to function.
Anxiety & Depression:
Anxiety often goes hand-in-hand with depression, which means it’s essential to watch out for symptoms of depression when you notice anything wrong with your memory or moods. A common warning sign of dementia is apathy or lack of interest in things that used to make someone happy; this symptom also shows up in people who are depressed.
Anxiety & Memory loss outside of normal aging:
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the first symptom of Alzheimer’s is often memory loss that can’t be attributed to other causes, like medication use, medications themselves, alcohol abuse, or age-related cognitive decline. This type of memory loss can also happen due to untreated anxiety or depression because it causes changes in the brain that impede its ability to function normally. Many older adults may experience forgetfulness due to conditions like dementia, but there are also certain “red flags” their forgetfulness could indicate instead of dementia.
Forgetting important things:
Symptoms of dementia may include forgetting where you put your keys or whether or not you took your medicine today – anyone experiencing these types of problems should get them checked out by a doctor, period. However, some forgetfulness is normal in older adults; the difference with dementia is that memory loss may be one of many symptoms (and not even necessarily the most noticeable).
Another common symptom of dementia is putting things like your keys or wallet in unusual places and then forgetting where you’ve put them. It can range from simply forgetting where you left your car keys to wandering off without telling anyone why. This type of behavior can also indicate untreated anxiety and depression. If these behaviors become constant, it’s best to check with a doctor for an examination and possible referral to a therapist or counselor so they can help you turn this behavior around.
Anxiety and depression can lead a person to a state of constant dread, worry, or irritability. They may get agitated easily or become angry for no apparent reason; they may also experience difficulty sleeping due to their racing thoughts at night. Not only is this constant misery for the sufferer, but it can make him difficult to be around as well (and not fun for anyone).
Lack of social skills:
A person suffering from untreated anxiety or depression often feels like others don’t understand them and that there’s nowhere they fit in; because of this, they don’t interact with other people and withdraw into themselves. This lack of interaction with society makes it more likely that someone with these conditions will end up abusing prescription medications (which is an entirely understandable coping mechanism) and, in some cases, turn to alcohol or drugs as well.
If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or someone else who seems depressed for no reason, it’s time to seek help from a professional. Anxiety and depression can be treated with Hypnotherapy. If you’re experiencing anxiety or depression affecting your daily life, don’t wait another minute to talk with a medical professional about treatment options. The first thing to consider when choosing a hypnotherapist is the practitioner’s qualifications. Look for a degree qualified mental health care professional — such as a psychologist, psychotherapist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, counsellor, social worker, or medical doctor — who is also a hypnotherapist. Unfortunately, there are many therapists advertising who have nothing more than an online qualification, they will usually claim to have either a diploma or certificate in Hypnotherapy, these are not recognised qualifications. You can also ask if they’re affiliated with any professional associations, such as the International Hypnotherapy Association.
If for example, a hypnotist uncovers trauma while doing hypnotherapy, they need to know how to treat trauma. In other words, having the education and training to diagnose and treat mental health conditions — which comes from being a degree qualified Psychologist — is a key component in the success of hypnotherapy and of course your safety.
For more information on how to find a qualified hypnotist, visit the following sites:
When choosing a hypnotherapist it is very important that you find a reputable and qualified therapist who is a member of and governed by the ethics ad standards of the International Hypnotherapy Association.
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