Since the beginning of this crisis, we've all been concerned for the older people in our lives, most of whom are now cocooning, which brings with it its own challenges.

Thankfully many of us get to live full and active lives for much longer now than we may have in the past, which is one of the factors that makes current restrictions difficult for many older people.

In this episode of You OK? Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist at St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Dr. Declan Lyons, talks about some of the challenges posed for older people during this crisis, what they can do to mitigate against them and what the wider community can do to support.

For practical support in your area contact Community Call on 0818 222 024. If you’re worried or anxious want to talk to someone, call SeniorLine for free between 10am and 10pm every day on 1800 80 45 91.