Caregiver Help Radio – Geropsychology: Mental Health Treatment for Older Adults
The average life expectancy for people in the U.S. has increased by more than 60% in the last century. In Japan, there are currently 50,000 people who are over the age of 100. Is longevity a good thing? Of course it is . . . providing you have good health and plenty of money. But what if things aren’t going well? How do you cope with the loss of a spouse? How do you come to terms with a devastating diagnosis? Who do you call if your mother refuses to get out of bed and tells you she doesn’t want to go on living? When people with dementia display challenging behaviors, should we treat them with medication, or are there other choices? And what if you aren’t rich? Are professional counseling services available to you? Join us as we visit with Dr. Joseph M. Casciani, founder and president of Concept Healthcare, a company that provides online education and training for those working with older adults. Dr. Casciani is the author of several books and brings 30 years experience in the field of psychology and geropsychology to the conversation. The topics aren’t easy. The solutions aren’t always obvious, but you will discover that help is accessible and that it is possible to find peace and joy in some of life’s most challenging situations.