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Book Review: 50+ AND HEALTHY: What You Need to Know About Mental Health and Healthy Aging — for You and Your Loved Ones, by Murali Rao, MD
Today on Feminine Roadmap guest Dr. Murali Rao, expert in clinical geriatrics and geriatric psychiatry, talks to us about developing a GAMEPLAN for healthy mental aging. We are living in a time in history where people are living longer and those of us who are part of the sandwich generation find ourselves facing decisions based on the mental decline of our parents and worrying about our own mental aging in the process. Dr. Rao takes on the topic from both perspectives, us as the caregiver and us as the client- navigating the sometimes unclear waters of our parents mental faculties while protecting and preparing our own so that we can eliminate some of the decline that can naturally come as a part of aging. He has created a system, GAMEPLAN, to help us remember the keys to do just that- aid our parents and prepare ourselves. Armed with these practical steps, we can develop an gameplan for healthy aging and age with confidence- strengthening both our bodies and minds in the process.
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The coronavirus pandemic has taken a serious toll on the mental health of individuals throughout the world, but the elderly population is being disproportionately affected. Older generations are more likely to have underlying conditions, leaving them isolated at home with increased fear over catching the virus. FOX’s Trey Yingst speaks with Murali Rao, MD, Author and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Loyola University Medical Center, on what can be done to support and protect the elderly community amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Murali Rao talks about his new book, 50+ and Healthy: What You Need to Know About Mental Health and Healthy Aging- for You and Your Loved Ones, with Lauren Bailey Roach. Read the full article, The State of Health and Aging in America, by clicking on the button below.
Presenting Dr. Rao’s new book, 50+ and Healthy: What You Need to Know About Mental Health and Healthy Aging- for You and Your Loved Ones
50+ and Healthy is an exceptionally strong, evidence-based guide to help facilitate positive mental health. It presents easy-to-understand information on a topic of great importance – healthy aging, mental health, and mental illnesses. This information is prepared by an internationally renowned leader in the field – Professor Murali Rao, MD, FACLP, DLFPA, Professor & Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences at the well-known Loyola University in Chicago.
This text is a wonderful opportunity to know about available resources, practical approaches, and a GAME PLAN(TM) method enabling you to help yourself and your loved ones, of any age, in moments of distress or mental health crisis. The book is for readers of any educational and professional background. There is no technical jargon. With easily presented information and relatable case studies, you can learn a lot in a very short time. Here’s what Dr. Rao covers:
- Healthy aging and mental health
- Common mental illnesses, why people get them, how to identify them, and how to manage them
- Practical approaches for first aid and later interventions
- Self-care for mental health and successful aging
If you are interested in healthy aging and how to help yourself, your family members, and your friends with mental health, this book is for you. Empower yourself with mental health knowledge today!
All proceeds go to NNDC- India Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, to help their team promote mental health awareness, breakdown the stigma of mental illness, and provide communities in India and the US with proper mental health education and medical resources.