Adult cams for older people

These fact sheets are brought to you through a joint partnership with the National Council on Aging.Mental Health America collaborates with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) My Medicare Matters campaign in support of our joint goal of assisting older adults to access mental health resources through Medicare. Have you experienced increasing social isolation in recent years, the death of loved ones, or feelings of hopelessness?There is a growing body of well-designed clinical trials using CAM that have shown the following: 1) Melatonin is an effective agent for the treatment of circadian phase disorders that affect sleep, however, the role of melatonin in the treatment of primary or secondary insomnia is less well established.2) Valerian has shown a benefit in some, but not all clinical trials.

Studies examining comorbid conditions and CAM use have collapsed CAM into any use versus no use, whereas in reality, CAM therapies represent a heterogeneous group of behaviors that differ in type, usage, and bodies of evidence on efficacy.The Cognitive Assessment of Minnesota was created by occupational therapists for this purpose and is frequently used, but has not been extensively validated.This study examined the performance of the CAM and compared it to the MMSE with 113 outpatient clinic patients over the age of 60.You may be at risk for suicidal thoughts or actions.If you or someone you know has thought about suicide, you are not alone.

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