At the Senior Behavioral Health Unit (SBHU), our highly trained and compassionate staff offers help to families and caregivers. We believe that with the appropriate treatment, adults have the ability to preserve their dignity and quality of life at all stages of cognitive decline.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As we age, our mental health needs change and recognizing the signs can become difficult.
In seniors look for:
- changes in appearance or dress
- problems maintaining the home
- physical problems that can’t otherwise be explained
- feelings of worthlessness
- memory loss
- changes in appetite and weight
- trouble handling finances
In extreme cognitive decline such as dementia, our loved ones may exhibit symptoms that can be harmful to their family members, at home caregivers or healthcare providers. Symptoms include being combative or agitated, exit seeking and becoming argumentative. There is no need to feel helpless in this type of situation. The professionals in the SBHU offers one-on-one psychiatric work, caregiver education and maintenance medication. Preserve the quality of life for you and your loved ones. Call 860-364-4288 to speak with someone in our SBHU.