Geriatric

Maura Grillo, LCSW-R

(631) 786-3182
mauragrillo.lcsw@yahoo.com

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90 Avenue K
Kings Park, NY 11765

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The process of aging can cause many challenges for that person and surrounding family. Here, we will explore the many themes that may be useful to explore in psychotherapy to assist in facing these challenges.

Transitioning to retirement. Without preparation, suddenly being much less active can make retirees prone to depression. Psychotherapy can help them find meaning and purpose in this new stage of their life.

Dealing with death and mortality. In the elderly, thinking about mortality cannot be avoided. People may also be facing the death of family or friends. These thoughts may trigger depression or anxiety that can be addressed and explored with a psychotherapist.

Family issues & dealing with dependence. Loss of independence can be a very frustrating experience. It is important for the elderly to be able to explore their fears about aging and becoming dependent.

Thriving beyond medical conditions, Alzheimer’s disease, or other forms of dementia. Living with dementia or other medical conditions can be confusing, frustrating, and angering. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to speak openly about their feelings and their fears. It can also help with associated depression and anxiety.

The family of the elderly can also have feelings of sadness, guilt, or feeling overwhelmed that may be explored, as well as providing extra support through this difficult time.

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