Aging Mental Health, Retirement Syndrome is known as a specific lifestyle change, moving to a new lifestyle,
Of course, this contains changes in personal or social daily roles or both of them.
Highlights on Aging Mental Health
This usually relates to changes in the daily life values of the retired person.
Retirement divided into two types:
1- Optional retirement:
2- Forced retirement:
As persons who is forced to get retirement usually fall in a no adjustment or adapt to the new status,
At variance, those who they asked for retiring.
For the young people or novice at work, work first days often filled with responsibilities and obligations,
this makes them thinks that retiring of work is a golden chance to rest and get rid of responsibilities.
While days passed, you are getting older; retiring decision became more pressing and desired,
as the employee falls in a physically and psychologically tired, and daily work life pressures increases.
Then you find some difficulties to compete with whom younger than you, but when retiring time became closer
You usually try to get retiring idea away from your mind, as the available options are usually very few then.
-Researchers categorized elderlies impression towards retiring, then they find two directions towards retiring:
A- First Section:
People who want to change their lifestyle, by changing their practical social roles.
They may do this by creating new social roles and built a new lifestyle.
B- Second Section:
People who have partial works after retiring, to spend their leisure time, they don’t feel bored or deficiency from moving to a new lifestyle.
Great challenges faces the elderly because they have some general changes,
It may be the clear decline in their physical health, and mental efficiency, as they get some physical illness like:
Chronic diseases, or some kind of mental diseases such as depression, anxiety, or weak psychological adjustment.
All of these diseases could be found in advance, but it increased incidence after retiring age, or it might arise while retiring stage.
Many factors led to a good adoption after retirement
1- Involuntary retirement.
2- Easy transition to the new lifestyle.
3- Having some hobbies and other activities.
4- Good financial case.
5- Psychological support and good social networking.
6- Stable marriage relationship.
7- Women usually adopt with retirement positively than men.