Life Transitions: Part One

Life Transitions: Part One

If there is one universal category of life events that everyone experiences, it is the inevitability of change. Throughout our lifespans, from birth onward, change brings both opportunities and challenges. The process of human development continues and is manifested in many different ways throughout our lives, especially after traumatic injuries and old age. For most of us, change requires a different way of thinking, behaving and interacting with others. When un-expected changes occur suddenly, many times there is an emotional response which interferes with the cognitive processes of understanding how we need to react to the event. On the other hand, when change occurs slowly over time, often we may not be aware of adaptations in activities of daily living, socialization and need for assistance.

At MedOptions, our clinicians have the professional expertise to assist individuals adapt to change through appropriate behavioral health perspectives. Adjusting to traumatic brain injury, neurological diseases, illness or long term care is a process which can be overwhelming for the patient and family members. Empirical evidence has shown that individuals with these diagnoses benefit from appropriate medication management combined with effective behavioral health treatment. The many factors affecting the progression of dementia can be ameliorated by the thoughtful-team approach of our clinicians.