This guide will help older adults who are feeling depressed. It will also help family members and others who care about them. The guide gives information about the causes and symptoms of depression. It also describes what to do if you, or someone you care about, is feeling depressed. 15 Pages.
This best practice guideline is intended to provide nurses and other health care professionals with evidence-based recommendations and resources related to the assessment and care of adults at risk for suicidal ideation and behaviours. 122 Pages.
The purpose of this practice guideline is to provide clinical practice recommendations for clinicians who encounter people 65 years of age and older who are at high risk for suicide because they are thinking about it, are planning it or have recently tried to harm or kill themselves. 40 Pages. Certain details are required in order to download the full Guidelines.
This practice guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the assessment and treatment of depression in older adults for clinicians. The website provides a number of assessment tools and resources created through collaboration with experts in the fields of geriatrics and depression. 66 pages plus other resources.
This form describes how to administer and interpret the 15 question (short) and 30 question (long) Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) - screening tool for identifying depression in older adults. The document provides a link to the Stanford website. 1 page.
This 5-Item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) screening / assessment tool is used for identifying depression in older adults. Applicable for a wide range of settings and can be used with older adults including those with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. 1 page.