Research Progress on Psychological Changes of the Elderly under Major Epidemic Situations


The elderly
Mental issues




People have been developing higher needs in and attentions on health, especially the elderly, whose mental health has drawn a lot attentions, since there was a lot of outbreaks of epidemics, such as, coronavirus disease, SARS, and Ebola, in recent years. As the prevention and control for pandemic goes normally, it has been an important hot issue that how to ease the elderly’s negative emotions from the pandemic, such as fear, anxiety, tension and etc., and strengthen their mental ability to cope. The article is a summary of domestic and abroad progresses of studying on the elderly’s psychological stresses under major pandemic in five years, and aims to be reference for mentally interfering with the elderly’s mental health in the future when there is a pandemic.