Awareness of mental health struggles has never been more important than in the last few years.

As loved ones age, there are many things family members worry about, like their safety in their home and their ability to care for themselves.

But another factor to consider is an aging loved one’s mental health. Perhaps their spouse or significant other has passed away. Maybe close friends have also passed, or it’s become increasingly difficult to see them. It can leave someone feeling alone and isolated.

While mental health is talked about more openly than ever before, for many people of older generations it can remain taboo. Combined with an increased sense of isolation that many older adults already feel, it can lead to a mental health concern in many people.

If you’d like to learn more about mental health for older adults, you won’t want to miss our free webinar coming up August 26 at 10 a.m. PT with Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Geriatric Mental Health Specialist Laura Vaillancourt.

To sign up, fill out the form on this page and join us for valuable insight into aging and mental health.

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About The Speaker

Laura Vaillancourt

Laura Vaillancourt is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist and Eldercare Coach.

She owns a group practice that specializes in serving the aging population and she has extensive experience as a consultant providing counseling, coaching and care management to families that are in the midst of making difficult decisions related to their loved one’s care and health transitions.

She is a passionate speaker and educator on topics related to dementia and caregiving, and the host of Life on Repeat: a Dementia Caregiver Podcast.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20% of people ages 55 or older experience a mental health concern. The CDC also notes that adults 65 or older are more likely to report that they “rarely” or “never” receive the social and emotional support they need.

These mental health concerns can manifest in a variety of ways, including depression, anxiety and cognitive impairment. As a result, seniors often withdraw socially and relationships become frayed or distant, causing depression or anxiety to deepen, perpetuating a cycle.

During the webinar, Laura will discuss topics around mental health specific to older adults and will offer advice and ways to support your loved ones as they may deal with challenges.

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