News-Medical.Net November 10, 2022
By Michael Greenwood, M.Sc. Reviewed by Aimee Molineux

Mental health disorders are becoming increasingly frequent in the general population. Mental health disorders are largely associated with improved life expectancy and end-of-life diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, with over 15% of those over 60 suffering from some form of mental disorder.

Technological devices such as mobile phones, computers, and the internet can provide digital interventions for various mental health-related issues, providing a regular contact point with professionals, reminding patients to take medication, and providing brain training exercises that help to alleviate the symptoms of various mental health disorders.

Digital interventions have shown great promise for numerous mental health disorders. However, the generational gap in technology use may leave those most needing mental health intervention vulnerable, namely, the elderly.


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