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National Guidelines For Seniors' Mental Health

Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health Country Resources Older Persons Mental Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Canada 1 May 2006 Guidelines dementia, depression, self harm

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The aim of these guidelines is to improve the assessment, treatment, management and prevention of key mental health issues for seniors, through the provision of evidence-based
recommendations. The recommendations given in these guidelines are based on the best
available evidence at the time of publication and when necessary, supplemented by the
consensus opinion of the guideline development group."

There are four separate guideline documents that address four areas of seniors' mental health:

- The Assessment and Treatment of Delirium
- The Assessment and Treatment of Depression
- The Assessment of Suicide Risk and Prevention of Suicide
- The Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Issues in Long Term Care Homes (Focus on Mood and Behaviour Symptoms)


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