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  1. Seniors and Depression: Information you need to know

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   We all feel down or sad from time to time. But when the feeling won’t go away and you start to lose interest in the things you enjoy you could be experiencing symptoms of depression. ...

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  2. Visions- Older Adult Immigrants and Refugees

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    PDF Version Immigrants and refugees face numerous challenges when they arrive in Canada, and older adults in particular may face additional hardships as they cope with the personal, family and society changes that affect mental health. Older adult immigra ...

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  3. Editor's Message: Older Adult Immigrants and Refugees

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    About one in four British Columbians is from a visible minority and most immigrated to Canada in the last 15 years. So I’m really delighted that Visions is covering the important and relevant topic of immigrants and refugees. But the only way to cover it ...

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  4. Ethnocultural Elders and Mental Health

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    Over the past decade we have seen many positive changes to mental health service delivery, which are to be commended. These changes at first focused on adults, but later included the development of mental health services for families, youth and children. ...

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  5. SUCCESS Provides an Antidote to Social Isolation of Immigrant Seniors

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    The SUCCESS Seniors Quality of Life Outreach Project helps isolated immigrant seniors get involved in community activities and form stable social networks with their peers. The program is offered by SUCCESS, a multicultural, multi-service agency in the Me ...

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  6. Older Adult Immigrants and Refugees Resources

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    This list is not comprehensive and does not imply endorsement of resources ...

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  7. Navigating Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: Resources for multicultural communities

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    Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and degenerative brain illness. This means that it causes changes in your brain that cannot be stopped. These changes in the brain significantly impair thinking and memory, cause mood and behavioural changes, and impac ...

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  8. Seniors and Depression: Concerns about medications

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      English PDF | More Fact Sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Although anti-depressant medications have been around for years, there are still a great number of misconceptions about how they work and the effects they have; antidepressants ha ...

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  9. Seniors and Depression: The difference between depression and dementia

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    Depression is a mood disorder; dementias like Alzheimer’s disease, can have similar symptoms but they are different illnesses and have different treatment plans. ...

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  10. Seniors and Depression: Suicide information

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Seniors are at greater risk of suicide than are younger people. The British Columbia Crisis Centre indicates that, “Statistics tell us that older adults, particularly older males, have hi ...

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