Posts tagged "depression"

Good News for Caregivers: Therapy Can Help Elders with Mental Health Challenges

Sherry has been worried for some time about her father, Malcolm. He’s been sleeping in more lately, and his daily walks have gone by the wayside. When she asks if he’s all right, he shrugs off the topic and focuses on the television again. He doesn’t seem to remember things as well as he used... Read more »

Caregivers Providing Complex Medical Care: A Growing Trend

We already know that family caregivers provide personal care such as helping their loved ones with bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, and going to the bathroom. We also know that family caregivers are often involved in household tasks such as cleaning, cooking, paying bills, doing laundry, and providing transportation. But did you know that 46% of... Read more »

Three Ds Caregivers Need to Know: Dementia, Depression, and Delirium

When I worked as a mental health consultant in nursing homes, the most common call I received went something like this: “Carrie, Mildred’s really acting up this week. Do you think you could get the doctor to increase her Alzheimer’s meds?” My response was always the same: “Did you check for a urinary tract infection?”... Read more »