Articles Tagged: alzheimer’s

Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

LOVE PREVAILS

December 15, 2014

Love  prevails. For richer or poorer. For better and worse. In sickness and in health. Love prevails. Or at least it ought to. It should be our goal. At the end of the day, at the end of every day, to borrow from the Beatles, “All we got is love.” My email has been blowing [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

Medications

February 10, 2014

Well, I wasn’t just whistling Dixie last night on the show when I said I had tried to cram a three-hour show inside of 24 minutes (which is approximately the real time that we have to actually discuss any topic on the show). I could have had both of them back on for the next [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

GERIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH

November 1, 2013

Here are some additional factoids related to geriatric mental health. By the year 2050, over 19 million people will be over 85 years old! Twenty percent of people over the age of 65 develop mental health problems including those who have never had mental health problems prior. The most common mental health problems among seniors are [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

MEMORY AND MOOD CHANGES AS WE AGE

February 12, 2013

Well, as you can see, we spent our time talking about Alzheimer’s disease because that is a huge topic in and of itself. We didn’t spend much time on mood problems in the older adults. Suffice it to say that many times, mood problems can be difficult to diagnose, though certainly can and do exist [...]

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