‘Facing the Challenges of Aging’ Talk on Depression

1/6/2012

​The Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center explores depression as the next topic in its lecture series, “Facing the Challenges of Aging.”
The talk, titled “Depression in the Elderly and Their Family Caregivers,” will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at St. Luke’s Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway in Bellingham. The talk is free and open to public; no RSVP is necessary.


The speaker is Henry Levine, MD, a psychiatric physician and assistant clinical professor at the University of Washington.  Dr. Levine will address depression experienced by those who have dementia and their family caregivers and will provide practical advice on caring for an elderly family member with depression. Dr. Levine has been honored as a Distinguished Life Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association. He lectures on the causes and symptoms of depression, how a diagnosis is made, various forms of treatment and where to look for help within the medical community. 


Family and professional caregivers are invited to attend ADHC lectures about how to best support community members as they age. For more information, phone (360) 788-6410.


The Adult Day Health Center provides nursing, therapeutic exercise and activities to support older adults and people with disabilities or long-term illness, and enable them to remain in their homes.  The ADHC also provides a variety of caregiver support services including support groups, staff consultation and education.  Through collaboration with other community care providers, the Center helps ensure that families who live with chronic illness or disability are provided the help they need.