Depression - Older Adults

People suffering from depression experience a common mental disorder that effects their overall thoughts, behaviour and feelings. They may feel a range of emotions, including sadness, anxiety, and hopelessness. Depression can occur at any age, and is different from occasionally feeling simply down or sad. Older adults can experience depression due to many factors, including chronic medical illness, poor sleep, or loneliness/social isolation. They often lose interest in activities they once enjoyed, start over-eating or have a loss of appetite, experience turmoil in family, friend, and romantic relationships, experience fatigue, insomnia, and in severe cases, may have suicidal thoughts or attempt to commit suicide. If you feel you would like more information, community resources, or professional help answer questions or face challenges brought on by depression, for either yourself or an older adult family member, we are here to provide you with the resources you need. If you are in need of urgent, or emergency sources of support and information to help manage depression, Kinjunxion is here to help.

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Psychotherapy for Depression in Older Adults

The first book in the new Wiley Series on Geropsychology, Psychotherapy for Depression in Older Adults is a practical resource created by a team of international luminaries in the field. Developed in conjunction with the Gerontology Center of the University of Colorado, this expert guide provides evidence-based treatment approaches for alleviating depression in older adults.

Physical Illness and Depression in Older Adults

A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Practice

With people living longer, often with chronic illnesses and disabilities, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how depression, disability, and physical illnesses are interrelated, the mechanisms underlying these interrelationships, and their implications for diagnosis and treatment. This volume synthesizes a carefully selected portion of the knowledge about physical illness and depression that has emerged during the past twenty years.

Depressed Older Adults

Education and Screening

Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This volume is one of the best practice-oriented books on mental health and aging that I have read. I hope that the coming years will see substantive developments in outreach to depressed older adults. This book lays a solid and credible foundation for these efforts." --PsycCRITIQUES Late life depression has become increasingly prevalent among older adults. This book presents guidelines to help enable aging and social service programs to establish a mental health education and screening program focused on late-life depression. This 2-time award-winning model presented in this book offers a practical and culturally-sensitiveapproach to mental health education which can be adapted by service programs seeking to identify clinical depression among their older adult clientele. Additionally, this program offers professionals serving older adults an opportunity to increase their knowledge about clinical depression among older adults; develop the skills necessary to identify the signs of clinical depression and suicidal ideation; and create long-standing, collaborative relationships across the professional disciplines of aging, social services, medical and mental health services. Older adults who participate in this program are able to: increase their awareness of the role of mental health in their overall quality of life identify both long-standing and newly emergent symptoms of clinical depression, a serious mental health condition connect to treatment providers within their own communities

Depression in Later Life

An Essential Guide

Depression is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely in the elderly; people often think it’s a “normal” response to the aging process. But this is not the case, and Serani offers a compassionate and practical guide to understanding, identifying, and treating depression for anyone suffering or who knows someone suffering with this common disorder.

Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia and Depression in Older Adults

A Clinician's Guide

Two of the most common psychological disorders of later life are dementia and depression. The diagnosis of these conditions presents a challenge to clinicians because the symptoms of depression and dementia often overlap; in addition, the symptoms of either of these disorders in their early stages may be attributed to the normal effects of aging. [This book] reviews the most up-to-date research on the diagnosis of dementia and depression [in older adults] and offers concrete recommendations for evaluating this unique population. The contributors to this volume, all experts in the psychological assessment of older adults, give clinicians and practitioners clear and practical guidance on differentiating psychological disorders from normal events in the aging process, identifying symptoms of depression and symptoms of dementia, performing differential assessment of dementia and depression, determining legal competency of older adults, providing clinical interpretations to clients and their families, and applying assessment to therapy and interventions.

Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer

A Guide for Older Adults and Their Families

Written for patients and family members, this book deals with the toll depression takes on physical health, essentially accelerating the aging process, bringing on or worsening age-related health problems such as stroke, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. It offers readers practical guidance for prevention and treatment.

Depression in Old Age

The growing incidence of depression in old age has stimulated considerable research activity in recent years. Underdetected and undertreated, it is a profoundly disabling condition associated with a high rate of suicide. However, an enthusiastic approach to its detection and management can considerably improve an otherwise poor prognosis. Depression in Old Age is a distillate of the research information currently available, describing the causes, epidemiology and presentation of depression in the elderly. The book also provides guidance on the detection and management of depression as well as reviewing the psychosocial and biological contributors to its aetiology and prognosis. It will be required reading for those researching, or involved in, the areas of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, social work and primary care.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Older Adults

The authors discuss how to conduct Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) with persons aged 65+. They review late life depression's presentation, health consequences, prevalence, interpersonal dynamics, clinical assessment, and treatment. It is useful for mental health professionals working with older adults.

Depression and Anxiety in Later Life

What Everyone Needs to Know

Physical problems and emotional stresses, such as bereavement, health conditions, pain, concerns about the future, side effects of medications, and the accumulated effects of lifestyle choices, may lead to depression or anxiety in older people. However, as Drs. Mark D. Miller and Charles F. Reynolds III know, these mental disorders are not a natural or an inevitable part of aging. In Depression and Anxiety in Later Life, these psychiatrists show how depression and anxiety can be avoided or minimized by adapting to changing circumstances while controlling risk factors and getting help when it's needed. This reassuring book balances discussions of the causes, symptoms, and treatments of mental illness with descriptions of successful adaptive aging. Case studies illustrate the less obvious depression symptoms of irritability, disorganization, and social withdrawal. Readers will find information about memory loss, pain, sleep, nutrition, and end-of-life issues particularly helpful. Aging can be challenging, but it doesn’t always lead to depression or anxiety. Depression and Anxiety in Later Life will help older people, their family members, and caregivers make positive changes to take control of their own individual situations.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Older People

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is now well established as an effective treatment for a range of mental health problems, but for clinicians working with older clients, there are particular issues that need to be addressed. Topics covered include the need to build a therapeutic relationship, dealing with stereotypical thinking about ageing, setting realistic expectations in the face of deteriorating medical conditions, maintaining hope when faced with difficult life events such as the loss of a spouse, disability, etc., and dealing with the therapist's own fears about ageing. Illustrated throughout with case studies, practical solutions and with a troubleshooting section, this is essential reading for all clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and related health professionals who work with older people. * Authors are world authorities on depression and psychotherapy with older people * First book to be published on CBT with older people * Case studies and examples used throughout to illustrate the method and the problems of older people

Making Evidence-based Psychological Treatments Work with Older Adults

"Evidence-based practice (EBP) is here to stay. We make this proclamation despite the controversy that has attended this concept. Psychology is, after all, an evidence-based discipline, and we should expect nothing less from the applied arms of our field. In this book, we undertake the daunting task of summarizing the evidence base for psychological treatments as used with a particular segment of the population: older adults. Older adults comprise a substantial and rising portion of the populace, and thus it is important that we bring the best available knowledge to bear on the often complex health and behavioral problems presented by older people. This book is a continuation of efforts undertaken by the Society of Clinical Geropsychology of the American Psychological Association (APA) to provide scholars, practitioners, consumers, and policymakers information on practices that have been systematically evaluated. This book is an effort to provide information on EBTs to practitioners who work with older adults. We would like to provide an overview of the methods the original task force used to identify EBTs so that this information will not need to be repeated in each of the chapters that follow. Five teams were assembled to review the literature on psychological treatments for anxiety, depression, insomnia, memory, disruptive behaviors in dementia, and caregiver distress. These areas were considered the most likely to have received sufficient scientific attention to warrant review; moreover, these are problems that are of significance to older adults and those who serve them. Review teams used a coding manual developed by Weisz and Hawley (2001) for a wider effort to identify EBTs by APA's Society of Clinical Psychology. This manual provided guidance on determining what articles to include in the reviews and decisional rules on whether a treatment should be considered beneficial. In a nutshell, for a treatment to be considered evidence based there needed to be two controlled studies in which the treatment was shown to be significantly better than a control condition"--Chapter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).

Pastoral Care of Older Adults

By the year 2000 more than 50 percent of mainline Protestants will be over the age of sixty. Older adults have special needs, to which many pastors are not adequately prepared to minister. Harold Koenig and Andrew Weaver address this problem by providing practical guidance in dealing with such issues as Alzheimer's disease, the chronically ill, relocation, health crises, grief, depression, anxiety, gender differences, poverty, and the needs of children of older adults.

Older Lesbians

Christian Young Adults

Adult Sports

Adults abused as children

Adult Halloween Activities

Active adult community

Older Parents

Adult Play

Type 1 Diabetic Adults

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Halton Seniors Mental Health Outreach Program - Burlington

A program providing specialized service to older adults with complex mental health and addiction needs

Clients may include seniors who have:
* behavioural disturbances or mental health problems associated with cognitive impairment
* mental health and/or addiction problems accompanied by significant medical illness or functional needs
* chronic mental illness who develop complicating age-related physical or mental health disorders
* late-onset severe mental illness
* the program involves specialists in geriatric psychiatry, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, and education
* outreach service available for those unable to access traditional services
* prospective clients require a family physician

The Halton program is also staffed with a seniors concurrent disorder worker through a local partnership with Halton Alcohol Drug and Gambling Assessment Prevention and Treatment Services (ADAPT)

The program also has staff called Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants (PRCs) who:
* provide a targeted educational and community development service and support for health providers
* provide education, facilitation and system support to staff in Long-Term Care facilities and staff of LTC funded community support agencies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Group for Depression In the Older Adult:
* a variety of group and CBT strategies and skills are aimed at assisting seniors to reduce their level of depression and anxiety and develop coping strategies to manage symptoms

Kerr Street Concert Band

* band members meet and have fun making and learning music
* band practices at the Trafalgar Park Older Adults Centre

Chartwell Martha's Landing Retirement Residence

Offers:
* 57 units (studio and 1-bedroom suites)
* all suites have kitchenette and en suite bathroom (walk in shower, some bath tubs available)
* emergency response system and fire system consisting of heat and smoke detectors and sprinkler system

Offers three meals daily * full service dining room, buffet breakfast and lunch * snacks and refreshments * weekly housekeeping and linen service * additional services available at extra cost * pets permitted

Attendants on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours * nurse manager on-site and on call after hours

Invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings

Maranatha Homes

Accommodation provided in 3-storey, 63 unit apartment building.
* centrally located in south Burlington
* close to amenities
* landscaped grounds
* renovated units
* reasonable rent rates

Chartwell Christopher Terrace Retirement Residence

Offers 71 private bed-sitting suites.
* three meals daily in dining room
* nursing consultation available 24 hours/day
* emergency in-house call system
* weekly housekeeping services
* located on public bus route

Independent/assisted living services
* may include medication administration, continence care, mobility and transfer assistance
* on site physiotherapy services available
* variety of organized social activities offered (invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings)

Respite or short stay/trial available (minimum 7 days) to enable caregivers to have a break while at home or on vacation
* rehabilitation care available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be provided at home

A member of the Ontario Residential Care Association

Pearl & Pine Retirement

Offers:
* units with 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, 2-bedroom and 2-bedroom plus den
* all suites have kitchenette, one or two bathrooms
* emergency response system and fire system
* air conditioned, individual room thermostats
* staff on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours
* nurse manager on-site and on call after hours
* doctor working on site
* recreational activities
* small pets permitted

Independent Living:
* 3 meals daily
* unlimited snacks
* weekly housekeeping and linen service
* daily bed making and in-suite garbage removal

Additional services available at extra cost, include:
* medications administration
* personal laundry
* personal care
* assistance with activities of daily living
* homemaker services
* companion services

Respite care program
Provides short-term care available by the month, week or day, including:
* 3 meals daily
* 4 visits daily (am/pm care and 2 safety checks)
* Mon-Sun 24-hours nursing care

Other amenities:
Fitness program and gym * indoor heated parking * guest suite * town car and bus

Village of Tansley Woods - Retirement Home

Part of Village of Tansley Woods complex which will eventually include 4 phases, serving continuum of accommodation/care needs from independent living to long-term care.

* 225 units
* Registered Nurse on-site 24/7

All units:
* are wheelchair accessible
* include weekly housekeeping and linens
* include full access to all recreational and entertainment events

Independent Living units:
* 58 rental units
* each unit has 1 to 2 bedrooms, equipped with full kitchen and in-suite washer and dryer
* meal plans for dining room, or delivered to suite, available at additional charge
* medication reminders and other additional services available at additional cost

Retirement Living units:
* 117 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, some equipped with in-suite washer and dryer and kitchenette
* includes two meals daily, with option for third meal
* light assistance can be provided with bathing, dressing and medication reminders

Assisted Care units:
* 27 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, each with kitchenette
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration
* palliative care available

Memory Care units:
* for those with any stage of Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, including palliative care
* 23 studio and 1-bedroom units
* secure environment
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration

Waterdown Manor

Basic services include:

  • 24 hour nursing staff

  • couples rooms

  • private and semi-private room with shared or private bathroom

  • crisis admissions

  • personal care

  • medication administration

  • emergency response system

  • meals

  • housekeeping

  • linens, bed changes

  • laundry

  • social, recreation programs

  • provides short stay (i.e. temporary, vacation, convalescent, respite care) when space permits

Hearthstone by the Lake

Two five-story, 174 condo apartment buildings that provide an alternative to renting for seniors who need some assistance and wish to continue living in their own homes.

Amenities include clubhouse * housekeeping service * dining facilities * in-suite social and health care services, including 24 hr emergency response * shuttle service to local shopping and organized outings * private transportation available

Additional support services available, including nursing supervision * personal homecare * handyman support * meal plans * three medical doctors * foot care * in home lab service * physiotherapy * hearing specialist and pharmacy services available on site

Revera Retirement Living - Retirement Home - Burlington - Appleby Place

Private retirement residence.
* 3 storey, 90 independent supported living suites
* air-conditioned, non-smoking residence located near shopping and community services
* call bell system in rooms
* recreation/exercise program on site
* facility is located on public bus route
* check with facility for care services available at additional cost

Respite and short-term stay available as space permits for caregivers to have a break while at home or on vacation or for seniors discharged from hospital who require more care and supervision than can be provided at home. Trial stay available to experience retirement living.

Member of Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Park Avenue Manor Retirement Home

Offers:
* 70 private suites of various sizes in a single-storey building
* 24 hr emergency response, health care monitoring, medication administration, safety and security systems
* meals, snacks, housekeeping, towel and linen laundry and activities program are provided
* facility is close to public bus route

Respite or short stay/trial are available
* enables caregivers to have a break while at home or vacation
* available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than possible to receive at home
* transitional stay program for residents waiting for long term care placement

Member of Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Village of Walkers Green - Heritage Place and Heritage Walk

Heritage Place: 4151 Kilmer Dr
Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with balcony
Includes: kitchenette * private bathroom * 3 meals daily * weekly housekeeping and linen service * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * recreational activities * parking available * pets permitted

Heritage Walk: 4081 Kilmer Dr
26 two-bedroom bungalows for independent seniors with patio
Includes: access to all Village of Walker's Green amenities * 5 appliances * 4 meals per week * weekly housekeeping * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * designated parking * pets permitted

Offers: health support program (pharmacy and nurse consultation) * library with computer/internet * theatre * games room * fitness and wellness centre * baker's kitchen * chapel

Additional services available, at extra cost, include: hairdressing and spa services * foot care * personal laundry * medication reminders * companionship and personal care support

Transportation for excursions