Seniors Treatment and Assessment
We also have specialized training in the treatment and assessment of senior citizens.
Dr. Kaploun has experience working with seniors who are struggling with many different changes that occur with increased age. Many seniors notice that their daily lives, routines
Just as often, it is a family member contacting us out of concern for a parent’s cognitive or emotional well-being. The most common things that children notice about an aging parent include:
- Changes to memory (repeating themselves, forgetting things)
- Reduced attention or concentration
- Loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyed activities
- Less interest in going out into the community and engaging with others socially (i.e., seeming more withdrawn, quiet or depressed)
- Loss of inhibition or changes
- Increased anxiety or agitation (including OCD-like symptoms)
Such changes often lead to questions such as:
- Is this a normal part of aging?
- Is this a sign of dementia?
- Is my mother or father depressed?
Two unique programs designed specifically for seniors
Treatment could include, but does not have to, an in-depth assessment process to help determine whether the changes experienced by a client are in fact “normal” to aging, or whether there is something else taking place. Specialized assessments can then be conducted to help clarify matters and to develop treatment recommendations.
Our office offers two unique treatment programs specifically for seniors: The Aging with Purpose Program (APP) and the Memory Matters Program (MMP).
The Aging with Purpose Program (APP) is designed with a focus on helping individuals rediscover their sense of purpose after changes to self that can occur with aging, such as retirement, loss of a partner, moving into
The Memory Matters Program (MMP) is a training program designed to help independently dwelling seniors who are concerned about the natural changes to memory that come along with aging. This 5-week program (if run in a group setting; individual sessions are also available) teaches specific skills to support memory, attention span and improves confidence in one’s memory abilities.
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Dr. Kristen Kaploun Office
1100 Burloak Drive, Ste. 300
Burlington, ON L7L 6B2
Building is wheelchair accessible
Plenty of free parking onsite
If this is an emergency, please visit your local hospital’s emergency department, or call 911.
Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
1230 North Shore Blvd.
Burlington, ON L7S 1W7
If you cannot find the answers to any questions you may have, or if you're not sure whether we can help, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email. We will make every effort to return all calls or emails within 48 hours of initial contact, and from there we can set up an initial appointment.
Other local crisis hotlines and resources are listed below:
Burlington Telecare Distress Line
Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)
note: this is not an emergency service
North Halton Distress Centre:
Oakville Distress Centre:
Emergency Psychiatric Services at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton:
Hamilton 24 Hour Crisis Line: