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Mental Health

America’s aging baby boomer populace may be more familiar with psychology and psychiatry than was the Greatest Generation, but as a group they also have a penchant for misusing substances. Is there a way to ratchet back drug use as baby boomers age? It’s predicted that by 2025, the number of people ages 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease will increase 40 percent (to 7.1 million), with no cure on the horizon. Who’s doing what to fix or prevent Alzheimer’s? Are too many elders with dementia being medicated in nursing homes? What about cascading medications that cause delirium, dementia and other health complications? ASA’s membership community includes many professionals and clinicians with a psychology/psychiatry specialty and they regularly contribute their expertise to stories on the issues and trends in the mental health arena. 

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars.

MindAlert: With generous funding from the MetLife Foundation, ASA’s MindAlert Program trains members on the newest findings in cognitive fitness, and disseminates information on current research and innovative programs that help older adults maintain and improve cognitive and mental function in their later years.

Mental Health and Aging Network: The Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN) can help you with your professional development. Members of MHAN are dedicated to improving supportive interventions for older adults with mental health problems and for their caregivers.

 

2017 NASW Virtual Conference "Aging Through the Social Work Lens"

Event Date: 
06.14.2017 12:30 PM - 06.15.2017 05:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
750 First Street NE, Suite 800
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20002
Short Description: 

REGISTER TODAY for the 2017 NASW Virtual Conference, "Aging Through the Social Work Lens!"

Full Description: 

Join 1,000 of your social work colleagues from across the country for two days of unparalled professional development, networking, and continuing education opportunities.

By participating in the 2017 NASW Virtual Conference, you will:

  • Gain access to 4 plenary sessions and 8 breakout sessions
  • Earn up to 8 CE contact hours, including ethics credits
  • Use a chat feature to connect with other virtual participants around the globe
  • Explore a virtual exhibit hall to meet with exhibitors and view the latest social work–related products and services
  • Learn about the following topics as they relate to aging: assessment, HIV/AIDS, interdisciplinary collaboration, the LGBTQ landscape, palliative care, self-neglect, trauma-informed services, mental and behavioral health, and social work in health care
Don’t miss out!

Access cutting-edge presentations by recognized thought leaders to enhance your knowledge of practice trends, policy, and research findings related to aging. REGISTER TODAY!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Presented by Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF), as part of their Parkinson’s Disease ExpertBriefings series.

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs*

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Presented by Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) as part of the Nurse Webinar Series

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

2017 NASW Virtual Conference: "Aging Through the Social Work Lens"

Event Date: 
06.14.2017 12:00 PM - 06.15.2017 05:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
750 First Street NE, Suite 800
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20002
Short Description: 

Save the Date for the 2017 NASW Virtual Conference: "Aging Through the Social Work Lens"

Full Description: 

Save the Date for the two-day virtual conference June 14-15. The program will feature plenary sessions, breakout sessions, an exhibit hall and many more professional development opportunities. Participants will be able to earn up to 8 CE's, including Ethics Credits. The Virtual Conference will have the components of a site-based conference yet live-streamed to your home or office in an electronic format. Stay tuned for more information! If you are interested in attending the Virtual Conference, please email: naswvirtualconference@socialworkers.org. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please email Richard Loomis-- rloomis.nasw@socialworkers.org. 

Facilitating Purpose Beyond the Self in Older Adults

posted 02.28.2017

By Jim Emerman and Anne Colby

  • One 74 year old man, who is chronically disabled, is running two large organizations, both of which he founded. One provides international relief to disaster areas throughout the world; the other provides health care assessment and support to American Indian tribes in the southeastern United States.

AgeBlog Articles from the 2017 Aging in America Conference

posted 02.24.2017

Each year we invite contributions to AgeBlog from members of the Aging in America Conference community who will be making a presentation at the conference. For 2017, we received a rich series of contributions covering issues ranging from use of acupuncture for pain remediation to the impact of aging on the workforce, and many other topics.

Below is a list of AgeBlog articles from 2017 Aging in America Conference presenters. 

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