As our aging population continues to increase, health care providers and patient caregivers must be prepared to address the prevalent mental health issues that seniors experience like dementia and late-life depression.
Elderly patients with behavioral health conditions often present unique and complex challenges, requiring integrated care delivered by specialized and trained professionals.
To help, the The 10th annual “Psychiatry Update: New Horizons in Geriatric Psychiatry,” will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Conference Room, 6411 Fannin.
This symposium will provide a comprehensive guide of the most recent advances in research and clinical practice in the field of geriatric psychiatry. Topics focus on dementia and late-life depression, as well as the impact of caregiver burden on illness outcomes, practical strategies to prevent caregiver burnout, and the assessment and intervention of abused or mistreated elders.
Expert clinicians and researchers from multiple institutions and specialties, including psychiatry, neurology, and gerontology, will offer interdisciplinary perspectives and insights into geriatric mental health care. This valuable knowledge will improve and enhance the mental health treatment and overall health care of older adults in the Houston community.
CME/CE credit (7.0 hours) are available for physicians, psychologists, nurses and social workers.
The Point-in-Time Count is one of the ways VA estimates the homeless Veteran population in the U.S. Thank you to all the volunteers who are participating in the count in communities across America. Read about the count and last year’s results: http://bit.ly/2WcCXoa
The Point-in-Time Count is one of the ways VA estimates the homeless Veteran population in the U.S. Thank you to all the volunteers who are participating in the count across America. Read about the count and last year’s results: https://t.co/omTnfYz9xQ #EndVeteranHomelessness https://t.co/gwvwRCFMHI
Vietnam Veteran receives replacement medals https://t.co/aMTfLrP5WS via @theindependent
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To someone going through a difficult time, a text, a call, or a visit can mean so much. And sometimes, even the smallest act has the power to change a life. That’s The Power of 1: One person, one connection, or one simple act of compassion can open the door to vital support for a Veteran in crisis. www.veteranscrisisline.net
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The 70-year-old Vietnam War veteran thought he was just meeting up with a few longtime friends for lunch. When he made his way into a private dining area, he was greeted by nine familiar faces who had a gift for him — replacement military medals.Grigaitis, who has been a resident at the Grand Island Veterans Affairs Medical Center, earned a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and other medals while serving in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 in the 173rd Airborne Brigade of the United States Army. Somewhere along the way, his service medals were lost.Fellow veteran Bob Labedz learned about the lost medals and set out to get replacements.
We were honored to host The Rev. Dr. Derek. Barber King, Sr., nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to celebrate the life & legacy of Dr. King.Dr. King’s unwavering focus & passion will forever be an inspiration on our path forward. #MLKDay https://t.co/HimY0WY4fP
According to the American Cancer Society, obesity acts as a risk factor in developing liver, pancreatic and endometrial cancers. Here are simple exercises to sit less and move more: https://t.co/XtYhfqN2RV.
Join us for a twitter chat on Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. CST (3 p.m. ET) to discuss what you can do to have a healthy baby. #Best4YouBest4Baby #WellnessWed https://t.co/CGMqI4SmMK