20 CLASSPP15MentalHealthFA10.ppt

20 CLASSPP15MentalHealthFA10.ppt - Mental Health Issues in...

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Mental Health Issues in the Elderly
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Mental Health Status of Elderly ________________than other groups to experience mental illness Typically experience more losses than other groups Higher rates of _________ Higher rates of suicide
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Mental Illness Often Untreated in Elderly Overlooked or assumed to be _______ aging Reluctance of elderly to acknowledge or seek treatment Lack of access to mental health care _______________ Cost of medications Treatment of mental illness in elderly is as effective as in other groups
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Mental Illness Symptoms May Reflect Real-life stressors Medical problems _____________ problems or interactions Mental illness
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Dementia A brain disorder that affects ability to carry out ADL The most common form in the elderly is Alzheimer’s disease Initially involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Cause of ____________ is unknown There is no known cure
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Alzheimer’s Disease An estimated 4.5 million Americans have
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