Amavi Integrative Mental Health Now Offers Geriatric Psychiatry To Serve the Unique Needs of the Older Adult Patients

Niwot, CO – Amavi Integrative Mental Health understands the needs of older patients to provide specialized care that supports their well-being. Geriatric Psychiatry addresses memory disorders and promotes cognitive health, which is essential for maintaining independence and enhancing overall quality of life. A team of experienced and compassionate mental health providers recognizes the importance of tailored approaches to manage concerns and prescribe medication to patients. They take a holistic approach to geriatric psychiatry by considering the social, emotional, and physical aspects of a patient’s life while involving them in treatment decisions. The team collaborates with other healthcare professionals for comprehensive evaluations, treatment coordination, and open communication.

Dementia is a term for memory concerns and cognitive decline that is common in older patients. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, affects a person’s ability to think, reason, or remember. Vascular dementia occurs due to changes in blood vessels in the brain from strokes or small vessel disease. Parkinson’s disease dementia results in changes in thinking and reasoning skills, while frontotemporal dementia can cause unusual behaviors, difficulty with job performance, and emotional problems. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a slight decline in cognitive abilities that exceeds what is expected with normal aging but doesn’t meet the threshold for a dementia diagnosis. A patient with MCI may experience memory problems and exhibit early symptoms of potential progression to dementia.

Depression is common in older adults patients, and can manifest as loss of interest or pleasure, to persistent sadness, sleep disturbances, appetite/weight changes, cognitive difficulties, and thoughts of death. Older patients may also experience social isolation and loneliness following the loss of loved ones, during retirement, due to lack of familial support, or because of physical limitations. Whatever the cause, the team at Amavi Integrative Mental Health begins by conducting a thorough assessment, including cognitive testing, medical history, and other critical information for memory disorders, depression, or isolation. They evaluate memory, problem-solving, attention, language, and brain function to uncover impairments, determine their severity, and understand a patient’s functioning level.

Treatments may include medication and lifestyle modifications like physical exercise, improvements in sleep quality, and diet to manage/treat symptoms, enhance cognitive abilities, or slow disease progression. Alternatively, patients can receive cognitive rehabilitation, or be referred to speech therapy and occupational therapy to improve their daily living skills. The team may recommend psychotherapy and counseling to identify negative thought patterns, develop coping skills, and enhance overall mood. Geriatric psychiatry promotes social interaction through partnering with community resources, volunteer opportunies, and senior centers, introducing older adults to technology that facilitate connections with loved and similar-minded individuals in online groups.

Visit Amavi Integrative Mental Health’s website to learn more, or call (303) 652-4196 to request an appointment. They are located at 6897 Paiute Ave, Suite 5, Niwot, CO, 80503, US.

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Company Name
Amavi Integrative Mental Health
Contact Name
Elliot Good
(303) 652-4196
6897 Paiute Ave, Suite 5
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United States

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