There are several types of psychiatric illnesses that senior adults experience. The Parkridge Valley Senior Life psychiatrists and mental health specialists have the experience needed to treat the following:
- Behavioral and Psychological Disorders of Dementia: Patients with an illness such as dementia or Alzheimer's disease may experience behavioral and psychiatric complications as their disease progresses. Our programs specialize in the treatment of these complications and include support and educational sessions for caregivers of memory impaired adults.
- Mood Disorders: Life transitions, losses, and medical problems are only a few of the reasons the aging process can become more complicated. Our treatment programs address the mental health needs of senior adults experiencing depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
- Neurological Disorders: Individuals suffering from psychiatric symptoms associated with a neurological disorder, such as Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and stroke, receive multidisciplinary care of psychiatric and physical needs within our treatment programs.
- Chronic Mental Illness: Aging adults who suffer from serious persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have special social, physical and psychiatric needs. Our programs offer comprehensive treatment that addresses the full spectrum of every patient's individual needs when exacerbations of their mental illness require hospitalization.
For more information concerning Parkridge Valley and our services, call RESPOND at (423) 499-2300 or (800) 542-9600.