Senior Mood Assessment - Depressed or Not?
Depression is common and treatable, yet all too frequently misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. In seniors, depression often mimics other problems such as Alzheimer's disease, or can indicate adverse medication side effects or chemistry abnormalities in the body.
Depression can greatly impair the ability of those affected to function or simply enjoy life. This short, simple app can help diagnose depression in an older adult, the critical first step to getting appropriate help and treatment.
Recommended for use by older adults, caregivers, and the many health professionals who care for seniors (e.g. primary care physicians, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, nurses, therapists, social workers, and case managers) in a variety of settings (i.e. outpatient offices and clinics, hospitals, rehab centers, assisted-living facilities, and nursing homes).