Physicians & Specialists

New Beginnings Geriatric Care Unit

Restoring the Lifestyles Seniors Deserve

New Beginnings specializes in the treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia. While aging is a natural life cycle progression, often times there are many challenges associated with growing older. Senior adults face the prospect of losing a loved one, dealing with serious illness, accepting physical changes and decreasing abilities, and even the absence of family and friends. And for some, these challenges can be overwhelming and may lead to a mental or emotional crisis. At Greenwood Leflore Hospital, we understand these stresses and feel that no one should have to struggle through life changes alone.

Assessments are available 24-hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Patients, families, physicians, or anyone can access these services by calling 662-299-4230, or fax 662-459-2786.

Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s New Beginnings Geriatric Care Unit is pleased to offer the expertise of Dr. Margaret Cassada and a qualified staff to help with issues unique to senior adults. Board-certified in Psychiatric Medicine, Dr. Cassada also serves on the Board of Directors of the Department of Mental Health and the Board of Governors for the Mississippi Hospital Association. She and the staff are dedicated to providing compassionate care.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Sadness
  • Loneliness
  • Hopelessness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Tearfulness
  • Giving up
  • Grief
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of energy
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Lack of trust
  • Poor personal appearance
  • Inability to function
  • Thoughts of death or hurting others
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Agitation
  • Paranoia
  • Memory impairments
  • Delusions