Dr. Carolina is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry.
She owns an outpatient clinic located in Prairie Village, Kansas and is the co-founder of the Healthy Aging Revolution.
Her goal is to promote the mental health of adult and elderly patients by providing psychotherapy, medication management, and diagnostic evaluation for different disorders.
Dr. Carolina works with patients to assess and understand the biological, psychological, personal, and social aspects of their symptoms.
She also takes into account their character traits, life experiences, and behavioral patterns, to suggest an appropriate treatment.
She was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, and is fluent in both English and Spanish – and is raising two bilingual children!
Dr. Carolina is happily settled in the Midwest and loves helping people pursue successful and healthy aging.
- “I enjoy talking with very old people, they have come before us on a road by which we too may have to travel and I think we would do well to learn from them what it is like.” – Socrates, Plato’s The Republic.
- “We have to give our older population that place that they deserve and where they can be a very instrumental part of society.”
- “When people have more time to be still, they see the world differently.”
- “Live your life with seeds of curiosity.”
What You’ll Learn:
The importance of intergenerational relationships and how to pursue connection with those in the senior population.
This Episode Includes:
- The underlying reason people seek psychiatric help is because they are starving for connection.
- Connection is just as, if not more important than, the medical side of care.
- People need to be heard and supported to achieve wellbeing.
- The older population has wisdom and life experiences that can be shared with others.
- The challenges of the past year and a half have highlighted just how important it is to feel connected and supported.
- This prevailing loneliness, that was significant before the pandemic and is magnified now, has caused cognitive problems in the older population. Ex. memory loss, loss of sense of purpose, etc.
- There is hope to regain what was lost through reconnecting with others.
- Ways to pursue connection with the older population.
- A brief discussion on how the Hispanic community has faced the pandemic.
Three Takeaways from Today’s Episode:
- Pursue intergenerational relationships by reaching out to the senior community and your senior family members!
- Send a plant, go for a walk outdoors, or plan a zoom call with one person who is part of the senior population.
- Consider getting a pet to help build a sense of purpose and belonging!
Mentioned In This Episode
- The Wheel of Support
- 21 Days to Build Your Tribe Program
- Aging well by George Vaillant.
- The Healthy Aging Brain by Louis Cozzolino.
- Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher.
- Aging with Grace by David Snowdon.
- Color Esperanza (The color of Hope) by Diego Torres
- Lost Connections by Johaan Hari
- Michael W. Smith – Friends
- Wellness on a Shoestring