For Older Adults, Mental Illness Often Goes Undiagnosed Or Untreated

One in five older adults have a mental or neurological disorder.

By Rebekah Morr December 6, 2018 9:57 am, , , ,

From KERA:

Doug Delaney calls his North Dallas home a funky McMansion, with a sprawling garden of cacti, trees and wild grasses covering the entire backyard.

“That’s a chinaberry tree, those are chinaberry branches,” the 69-year-old said. “I brought them in just for sculptural effect. … I just play with it.”

Delaney is an avid gardener and baseball lover. He enjoys going to church on Sunday mornings and lounging around the house with his dog, Peanut.

Outwardly, he seems to be the picture of health. Inside? He struggles.

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