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Mental Health & Aging

Monthly Archive (Mental Health)

posted 04.09.2018
Across the country, budget shortfalls have put pressure on state Medicaid programs that pro­vide most publicly funded long-term service and supports. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
It is important to note, air pollution can trigger COPD and asthma and increase the risk of heart attack in older adults, especially those who are diabetic or obese. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Given that age-related vulnerabilities such as diabetes, hypertension, vision or sensory deficits, im­paired mobility, cognitive decline or mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety are more common in late life, policymakers, program managers and care providers should... Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Growing levels of inequality are bad news for older adults. Elder poverty rates are already high and growing—even while some smaller groups of older adults continue to do well financially. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Older people also often are living with chronic health conditions and functional limitations that may contribute to frailty and disability. And climate change impacts not only physical health.  Read More
posted 04.09.2018
We talk much less about people who were doing fine until they weren’t, people who had career choices, good jobs and decent incomes, until the wheels came off in their late 40s, 50s or 60s. Read More
posted 03.01.2018
Employers are beginning to see the toll that caregiving takes on their employees. This toll might jeopardize productivity and risk the loss of an otherwise excellent worker. Read More
posted 02.22.2018
The Winter 2017­–18 issue of Generations lays out the physical, psychological, cultural, and economic realities of aging as a woman in contemporary American society. Read More
posted 01.09.2018
The slow progression of vision loss means changes are incremental, only changing slightly, and leading to difficulty admitting to and asking for assistance. Many individuals try to pass, pretending to participate yet avoiding situations that would force them to admit their visual difficulty. Read More
posted 11.08.2017
In the In Focus Section of the November–December 2017 issue of Aging Today, we probe the troubling issue of elder abuse and neglect. Read More

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