Search
Login
ASA is the essential resource to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge, and strengthen the skills of those who work with, and on behalf of, older adults.

Text Resize

-A +A
Mental Health & Aging

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. 

Recommended

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.

 

Recently Added

posted 12.29.2015
Here are the top ten most popular web seminars of 2015, based on attendance. You can now view these recorded events online! Read More
posted 09.08.2015
The health status of older adults is influenced by multiple factors, and the quality of diet over the life course and in old age is increasingly... Read More
posted 07.02.2015
Tim Hayes met his first horse at age 48. Two decades later, he travels the country giving clinics in natural horsemanship and demonstrating the... Read More

Web Seminars

No Web Seminars for this topic.

View Upcoming Web Seminars

Follow Us

Follow American Society on Aging on Facebook   Follow American Society on Aging on LinkedIn   Follow American Society on Aging on Twitter   Subscribe eNewsletter   

Events

Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging Event Details

Membership Directory

Find ASA members in your area or who share your interest area. Enter a name or click on the magnifying glass to start your search.