Many older adults experience stress, worry and anxiety and it has worsened for many in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, anxiety is not a normal part of aging. It is important to recognize and treat anxiety in older adults.
Our new project to develop Canadian Guidelines on anxiety among older adults is now underway. These guidelines will provide healthcare providers, older adults and their families with evidence-based best practices for the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety disorders in older adults.
If you have some experience or interest in this topic, we would love to hear from you! Please email Sarah Burke Dimitrova, Research Associate – Lead Engagement, at: SBurkeDimitrova@ccsmh.ca.