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Journal of Mental Health Promotion

Mental health and well-being in later life

Mental health and well-being in later life Mental health and well-being in later life is a much neglected issue. Dementia affects one in 20 people (5%) over the age of 65 (Alzheimer’s Society), and depression is even more common, affecting up to one in six (16%) in the same age group (Audit Commission, 2000). Even […]

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Journal of Mental Health Promotion

Promoting mental health through physical activity: examples from practice

Promoting mental health through physical activity: examples from practice Jones, Martin ABSTRACT The physical health benefits of exercise are well established but there is also growing research evidence of links between physical activity and mental health benefits, including mood elevation, better cognitive functioning and improved self-perception, self-esteem and self-efficacy. Physical activity has also been shown […]