Articles Tagged: elderly

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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