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Recognising mental health problems in older patients

VOL: 96, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 41Jayne Sayers, BSc, RMN, is training coordinator for primary care, older adult psychology department, mental health services, Mental Health Services of Salford NHS TrustA fifth of the population is aged over 60 and eight million people are over 65. For many older people, retirement offers the chance to engage in hobbies and activities they did not have time for during their working lives.

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