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11th – 15th September 2023

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Age UK – ‘I just feel that no one cares’

Age UK has released a new report ‘I just feel that no one cares’, presenting the latest research findings on older people’s mental health.

The research was conducted in September 2023 and included an online survey that was completed by over 17,000 older people, aged 50+, as well as representative polling of people aged 50+.

The findings highlight the challenges that people aged 50 and over are facing with their mental health and support needs. Age UK found that:

  • 31% (around 8 million) saying that they felt more anxious over the previous 12 months.
  • 34% (around 8.7 million) were less motivated to do the things they enjoy.
  • 19% (around 4.9 million) agreed they were finding it more difficult to process new information than they did 12 months previously.
  • 27% (6.9 million) were finding it harder to remember things than 12 months previously.
  • 39% (around 10 million) reported that they were not sleeping well.
  • 26% (around 6.7 million) were concerned about their ability to access mental health support (e.g. talking therapies or counselling).

To read the full report please click here.

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