Aging Issues Counseling in Wichita, KS
There are a number of mental health issues that can arise as we age. Here at ACFC we have experienced counselors who can provide treatment for adults experiencing a wide range of symptoms and aging disorders.
Loneliness is an emotional response to the process of social isolation. It typically entails the feelings of anxiousness due to the lack of social connectedness or communication with others.
Depression in the elderly can have severe consequences. Older adults facing this debilitating condition are likely to display cognitive changes, somatic symptoms, and loss of interest.
Dementia is a variety of symptoms that apply to a decline in mental ability, not a specific disease. There are a variety of different symptoms that affect one’s behavior as well as their memory and thought processes. These impairments make it hard to carry out day-to-day activities. They also give way to emotional problems as well as decreased motivation for living.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, accounting for 60-80 percent of dementia cases. The effects of Alzheimer’s are subtle at first but worsen as time passes. A common early symptom relates to difficulty recalling events of the recent past. Numerous symptoms arise as the disease progresses. These symptoms include: speech problems, disoriented states, issues with mood, lack of motivation, etc.
Vascular dementia, the second most common type of dementia, is the result of a stroke. It is a result of blood supply to the brain and the difficulties involved in those processes.
Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that has symptoms like tremors, slowing down, stiffness, and impaired balance. It primarily affects the motor system, which supports motor functions used for movement. As the disease advances, it is common for individuals to experience dementia that is specifically associated with Parkinson’s disease. Those who suffer from this disease can also experience issues with sensory systems.
Here at ACFC we have a team of experienced aging issues counselors who are committed to their patients every step of the way. We will help match you to the counselor on our staff best suited to meet your needs. We accept most major insurance providers. Check our Insurance page to see if your provider is accepted.
If you would like to seek counseling with an ACFC counselor – simply fill out our contact form below, chat with us during business hours or call us at 316-945-5200 to get the process started. We look forward to meeting with you.