Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 33

Diagnosis
The Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: Treatment
Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 26 Consensus Panel
recommends that every 60-year-old should be screened for alcohol
and prescription drug abuse as part of his or her regular physical
examination and rescreening if certain physical symptoms are
present or if the older person is undergoing major life changes or
transitions.
Caregivers also can work with their providers to have a
professional assessment of their loved one.

Treatment and Recovery
Despite the challenges older adults face, they're often very
successful in recovery. They are more likely to follow clinical
recommendations, have great respect for medical professionals, and
consider family their greatest motivator for sobriety.
For instance, if an older adult is in denial about the havoc
substance abuse is wreaking on their bodies, when a medical
professional presents them with the scientific facts and evidence
about these effects, it often is the strategy that breaks through their
denial. Raised to be respectful of doctors, they tend to trust their
words. In another case, as the NCADD suggests, older adults may
simply be unaware of the new effect the medications they've always
taken and the amount they have always consumed are having on

2.53

%

APY*

12-MONTH

SHARE
CERTIFICATE

their body as it changes. A doctor can give them the resources and
instructions they need to take charge of their health.
Older adults may require inpatient treatment that addresses
all of their medical needs. Treatment programs should be very
family-intensive. In many cases, this is because access to children
and grandchildren are the one thing they have "left to lose." The
promise of seeing grandchildren again when they are well becomes
an incredible incentive. While the patient is complex, the outlook in
older adult addiction recovery is very positive.
It is time for us to recognize this hidden epidemic among older
adults. We must be acutely aware of the effect the loss of spouse
has on the remaining partner and not allow their distress to be lost
among the family's collective grief. The first three years as a widow or
widower are the most dangerous times in this type of bereavement,
so families should monitor closely.
Substance Use Disorder among older adults is clearly a
tremendous problem, one that has grown significantly in recent years
due to the aging baby boomer demographic and an overprescribing
of prescription medication-and one that will continue to grow
with the aging of our population. We must improve the quality
of life for our older generations. The more caregivers, healthcare
professionals, and family understand about the warning signs the
more likely that older adults will get the correct diagnosis and be
able to truly appreciate their golden years.

Share certificates are a safe investment,
but low risk doesn't mean low reward with
Visions. Why earn the common dividends
when you can get a higher return?
Plus, it only takes $500 to open.
Money matters to people, people matter to us.

v i s i ons fc u. org
Federally insured by NCUA.
*APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Credit union membership of $25 is required - certain restrictions apply.
Speak with a representative for membership eligibility details. APY assumes principal and dividends
remain on deposit for the term of the certificate. 12-month term. Minimum balance of $500 required.
Maximum deposit aggregate of $1,000,000 per member account number. Dividends calculated using the
average daily balance method. This method applies a periodic rate to the average daily balance in the
account each month. Dividends are credited monthly. Dividend rates are based on credit union earnings
at the end of the dividend period and cannot be guaranteed. Dividends earned on balances of $500 and
greater. Fees may reduce earnings on account. Early withdrawal penalties may apply. Unless otherwise
instructed, product changes to standard 12- to 17-month certificate upon maturity, earning applicable APY
at that time. This offer, including the advertised rates and APY, is accurate effective Sept. 12, 2018. Visions
Federal Credit Union reserves the right to end or modify this offer at any time. Federally insured by NCUA
up to the maximum amount allowed by law.

FALL 2018

|

33


http://www.visionsfcu.org

Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018

Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 1
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 2
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 3
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 4
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 5
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 6
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 7
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 8
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 9
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 10
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 11
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 12
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 13
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 14
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 15
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 16
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 17
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 18
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 19
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 20
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 21
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 22
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 23
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 24
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 25
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 26
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 27
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 28
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 29
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 30
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 31
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 32
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 33
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 34
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 35
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 36
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 37
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 38
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 39
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 40
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 41
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 42
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 43
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 44
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 45
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 46
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 47
Berks County Medical Society Medical Record Fall 2018 - 48
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksCountyMedicalSociety_MedicalRecord_Spring2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksCountyMedicalSociety_MedicalRecord_Winter2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BCMS_MedicalRecord_Fall2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksCountyMedicalSociety_MedicalRecord_Summer2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksCountyMedicalSociety_MedicalRecord_Spring2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksCountyMedicalSociety_MedicalRecord_Winter2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksCountyMedicalSociety_MedicalRecord_Fall2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksCountyMedicalSociety_MedicalRecord_Summer2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksMedicalSocietyHealthWellnessDirectory
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksMedicalRecord_Spring2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksMedicalRecord_Winter2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksCountyMedicalSociety_MedicalRecord_Fall2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksCountyMedicalSociety_MedicalRecord_Summer2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksCountyMedicalSociety_MedicalRecord_Spring2018b
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksCountyMedicalSociety_MedicalRecord_Winter2017-18
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksCountyMedicalSociety_Physician_Fall2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/BerksCountyMedicalSociety_MedicalRecord_Summer2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/BerksCountyMedicalSociety/MedicalRecordSpring2017
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com