Seniors sometimes find it hard to cope for various reasons. Here are a few of the challenges our patients say they have difficulty facing:
- Death and loss of family, friends and loved ones
- Symptoms of depression, such as changes in mood, appetite, sleep patterns, loss of interest in activity they once enjoyed, lack of energy, and death wish
- Anxiety, fears, worries
- Relationship and family problems
- Loneliness and feelings of isolation
- Difficulty remembering
- Stress and difficulty with changes
- Physical health problems
Learning to Cope
Evaluation and Assessment
Leading-edge assessment and diagnostic tools help us identify how to best help a senior who's having difficulty coping with life’s demands.
One-on-one meetings help monitor symptoms and measure results.
Small groups of seniors with similar issues meet with a therapist for a guided, relevant discussion.
Family Education and Support
No one is an island. By helping family and caregivers understand the therapeutic approach to the senior’s issues, faster healing can take place.
The individual and family members meet with a therapist as a group to work on the relationships unique to that family unit.
New medications can often improve mental health.
Sometimes severe depression is treated by a modern, effective method called electroconvulsive therapy or “ECT.”