Identifying Depression in Our Elderly
According to Mental Health America (MHA), more than two million Americans age 65 and older suffer from some form of depression, and 58 percent of older Americans believe that it is normal for people to get depressed as they grow older.
Contrary to popular belief, depression is not a natural part of aging and late-life depression can actually increase the risk for medical illness and cognitive decline.
Do you want to learn more about identifying depression in yourself or your senior loved ones?
Join Prestige Senior Living for our free mental health webinar on Thursday, October 29th at 10 a.m. with Eldercare Counselor, Laura Vaillancourt.
About this Webinar
This webinar is intended to provide those caring for senior loved ones with the following resources:
- Learning to identify depression in our elderly
- Learning the steps and actions to take to help a loved one suffering from late-life depression
About the Speaker
Laura Vaillancourt is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Geriatric Mental Health Specialist who began her private practice in 2012. Laura has extensive experience as a consultant, coach and providing counseling and care management to families, and specializes in supporting individuals and family members in areas related to dementia and memory impairment, change in family roles, care decision making, coping with diagnoses, and more. Laura has been a contracted provider with the South Sound Alzheimer’s Council, Washington State Home and Community Services, Area Agency on Aging’s Family Caregiver Support Program, and WA State Dept of Labor and Industries. She has also participated as a clinician in NYU’s Family Caregiver Study and educates physicians in residency at Providence St Peter's Hospital for their geriatric rotation.
Learn more about Laura Vaillancourt and Eldercare Counseling & Guidance Services at www.eldercarecounselor.com.