Senior Care Solutions to host aging, depression education seminar

JR Ortega By JR Ortega

April 19, 2011 at 7:03 p.m.
Updated April 18, 2011 at 11:19 p.m.

Depression and aging will be discussed at a Senior Care Solutions seminar on Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church.

The organization has three seminars a year. The seminar's purpose is to try to help provide health care services to the community and educate the community on those services, said Kathleen Carey, president of the organization.

"I think the topic itself is going to be very popular," Carey said. "As we age, our independence goes down. That's a key issue for depression. Things are being taken away from you."

The key speaker, Dr. John Bouras, a Victoria psychiatrist, will talk about how treating the geriatric community for depression is a delicate situation.

"The older (they become), they have medical problems," he said. "You have to think differently in terms of approach."

Bouras will also be talking about tips for the caregivers of the clinically depressed, who are often sucked into a depression as well, he said.

Hospice, nursing homes and assisted living communities will also be at the event handing out information, Carey said.

Some seminars, which all deal with issues of aging, are more popular than others, Carey admitted. Some events have brought out about 200 people, and Carey is expecting an almost similar turnout on Tuesday.

"We want them to know what is out there as far as the type of health care," she said.



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