Mental Health & Aging
posted Wed, 2020-02-05 14:04
A comparison of policy and procedure around supported decision-making for people with intellectual disabilities, and for people with age-related cognitive decline.
posted Tue, 2020-01-28 20:50
"Many of my patients said they wouldn’t leave the house—they were afraid to go out."
posted Sat, 2020-01-25 20:50
The response to stress caused by a relocation—often called “transfer trauma”—may include depression, distress, agitation, withdrawn behavior, self-care deficits, falls and weight loss.
posted Tue, 2019-11-26 13:00
The opportunity to live in a caring, well-staffed senior living facility may provide the necessary well-being and connectedness that often is absent when elders live independently.
posted Mon, 2019-11-18 14:11
Nursing home suicides, what LGBTQ elders and immigrants share, the lives and legacies of America’s vets, helping hoarders and more…
posted Mon, 2019-07-15 14:39
The three major types of elder abuse are financial abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse.
posted Fri, 2019-04-19 16:57
Why won’t Americans, who are living longer lives, plan for their long-term care? And where are the policies for financing it?
posted Tue, 2019-04-16 18:40
What lies ahead for the burgeoning population of older adults that will need long-term care?
posted Thu, 2019-04-04 13:45
Increasingly, first responders such as law enforcement, EMTs and paramedics, and firefighters are encountering people living with dementia in the course of their work and need sound strategies for keeping the person with dementia and the rest of the community safe.
posted Thu, 2019-04-04 13:37
In 2018, caring for people with dementia was estimated to cost the health and long-term care systems $277 billion, making it the most costly disease in America.