senior couple struggling to deal with PTSD in their relationship

Addiction in the Elderly

When most people think of an alcoholic or drug addict, they probably don’t think of an elderly person. The term “alcoholic” typically calls to mind a skid row bum sipping from a brown paper bag under a bridge or on a park bench, or a middle-aged person staggering out of a bar. The term “drug…

Depression in Elderly Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a well-known form of dementia characterized by the progressive, irrevocable loss of memory and other basic brain functions. According to the National Institute on Aging, more people develop this disease than any other type of dementia. Many mental health professionals view the presence of diagnosable depression as an early dementia symptom when…