- Patients 55+ years of age
- Patients living independently, in assisted living, or nursing homes
- Patients who have the ability to learn and process new information
- Patients who experience a decline in cognitive functioning
- Patients diagnosed with Dementia experiencing behavioral problems
- Depression • Excessive guilt • Feelings of hopelessness
- Social withdrawal • Thoughts of suicide • Anxiety
- Lack of energy • Panic attacks • Sleep disturbance
- Phobias • Appetite disturbance • Mood swings
- Poor concentration • Delusions • Slowed thinking
Common Patient Situations:
Does the patient…
- Repeatedly call or visit your office with vague, shifting complaints such as fatigue and pain? Is there no medical basis for these complaints?
- Have chronic medical problems such as diabetes or COPD, comply poorly with treatment, and seem hopeless?
- Have a history of loss with extended grief reaction?
- Present with complaints of memory/concentration problems or deteriorating cognitive status without a history of dementia?
- Seek out multiple doctors requesting pain or anxiety medication?
- Present often to the Emergency Room with panic symptoms?
- Reside in a nursing home and present as irritable, withdrawn, and refusing activities?
If the answer to any of these questions is “YES” please consider a referral to our Senior Behavioral Health Services at Girard Medical Center in Girard, KS.