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Seniors' Mental Health


PDF | No. 15 (2002)


  • Editor's Message
    (Eric Macnaughton)

  • The State of Seniors' Health in British Columbia
    ((guest editorial) Martha Donnelly)

  • Depression among the Elderly
    (Kevin Solomons)

  • Depression Detection and Treatment across Cultures: Elderly Populations
    (Hiram Mok & Kimberly Morishita)

  • Study: Depression in Older Chinese Adults
    (Daniel Lai)

  • Elder Suicide in Native Communities: How Valuing and Including our Seniors Can Make All the Difference
    (Paul Kettl)

  • The Not-So-Shocking Facts About ECT
    (Peter Chan)

  • When Sedatives Do More Harm than Good: The Use and Misuse of Benzodiazepines
    (Harkirat Kaur)

  • Is This Supposed to Happen? Distinguishing Dementia from the Normal Cognitive Changes of Aging
    (Holly Tuokko)

  • Achieving a Balance: Relating Physical and Mental Health in Seniors
    (Chris Rauscher)

  • Support and Assistance for the Vulnerable Older Adult and Seniors with Dementia
    (Sara Campbell)

Experiences and Perspectives

  • Dealing with Physical and Mental Health Conditions: Then and Now
    (Barbara Berry)

  • Through Sickness and Health: A Wife's Account of her Husband's Mood Disorder
    (Sarah Hamid)

  • Coming in From the Cold: Caregiving for Alzheimer's on Film and in Life
    (Bruce Saunders)

  • Seniors Caring for Friends and Family in Kelowna

  • Moving Seniors Can be Detrimental to their Mental Health
    (Patricia Harding)

  • Time and Love: Gifts to the Caregiver
    (Anne Duggan)

  • Schizophrenia of My Times
    (Walter Beier)

  • Aging with Mental Illness
    (May Louie)

  • Sometimes Only on One Wing: Life and Illness over a 40-year Span
    (Rhea Alexander)

Alternatives and Approaches: Health Promotion and Peer Support

  • Seniors and Mental Health Promotion
    (Penny MacCourt)

  • Nutrition in Mental Health: Focus on Seniors
    (Erica Messing)

  • Health Promotion for Seniors: The Healthy Brain Program
    (Stephen Kiraly)

  • Safety Nets: Avoiding Depression in the Elderly
    (Janice McTaggart)

  • The Therapeutic Activation Group: A Cognitive-Behavioural Group Therapy Program for Seniors
    (Lynn Fairey)

  • Helping Seniors in the Frasery Valley through Group Approaches

  • Seniors Friendly Visitors Program
    (Jackie Rankel)

Alternatives and Approaches: Outreach-based Care and Training

  • The Geropsychiatric Education Program
    (Joan Hibbard)

  • In Search of Meaning: An Approach to Educating Long-Term Care Staff
    (Irene Barnes)

  • Elderly Outreach Service: A Community Mental Health Program for Seniors
    (Giuseppe Scaletta)

  • The Upper Island Geriatric Outreach Team
    (Sandie Somers)

  • Helping the Forgotten Pioneers: A Northern Approach to Supporting Seniors with Mental Illness
    (K. Staff & L. Holland)

  • Salmon Arm Mental Health Service Elderly Services Program: How it Grew and Why it Works
    (Lyle Petch)

  • Listening to the North Okanagan: A Systems Approach to Accountability
    (Catharine Hume)

  • Vancouver's Geriatric Crisis Service
    (Diane Martin)

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