Older Adults and Seniors

Older Adults & Seniors

Older Adult & Senior’s Mental Health Issues

Bette Davis once said, “Getting old is not for sissies.” The later stages of life provide opportunities for many people to set new goals, enhance their relationships and review their previous accomplishments. However, some seniors feel a sense of emptiness at the same time that their physical and emotional resources are declining. Multiple losses of loved ones, job shifts and changes in lifestyle due to declining health are life stresses that can interfere with one’s quality of life in the later years. Rates of mood disorders, substance abuse and suicide are very high in this age group.

Older Adult and Senior’s Mental Health Professionals

The experienced team of mental health professionals at Family Psychology Associates provides specialized individual and family therapies specifically designed to address the unique needs of elders, family members and caregivers.

Older adult and senior’s mental health services include the following:

  • Brain Fitness
  • Maintaining an Emotional Support System
  • Adjustment to Retirement
  • Adjustment to the Loss of a Spouse
  • Coping with Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Dementia Screening and Management
  • Maintaining Family Connections
  • Grief and Bereavement Counseling
  • Managing End of Life Matters
  • Caregiver Support

To find out about other services that we offer to enhance your quality of life, visit the links on our website for anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship counseling, and caregiver support.

Dr. Gurvitz: Support for Older Adults and their Caregivers

Our Older Adults and Seniors Mental Health Service Team

Team Rose DeMoor Peal

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Team Jeffrey M George

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Team Lynda Gurvitz

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Team Ronald L Peal

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Team Michael T Smith

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Team Millie Williams

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Family Psychology Associates

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Resources

The New York Times: “The New Old Age Blog” (http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/)

American Psychological Association – “Mental and Behavioral Health and Older Americans” (https://www.apa.org/about/gr/issues/aging/mental-health.aspx)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – “Healthy Aging” (http://www.cdc.gov/aging)

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation (http://www.gmhfonline.org/gmhf)

NAMI of N.H. – “Mental Health, Mental Illness, Healthy Aging” –a caregiver support guidebook
(http://www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Home4/Home_Page_Spotlights/Spotlight_1/Guidebook.pdf)