Mental Health & Aging

posted Mon, 2018-04-09 17:54
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 learn optimal prac
posted Mon, 2018-04-09 17:50
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.
posted Mon, 2018-04-09 17:50
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. 
posted Mon, 2018-04-09 16:55
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.
posted Thu, 2018-03-01 20:28
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.
posted Thu, 2018-02-22 15:14
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.
posted Tue, 2018-01-09 16:08
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.
posted Wed, 2017-11-08 16:11
In the In Focus Section of the November–December 2017 issue of Aging Today, we probe the troubling issue of elder abuse and neglect.
posted Tue, 2017-10-31 19:19
As a result of adverse events between police and community-dwelling older adults, training programs have emerged that educate community police officers about the physiological, functional and cognitive changes associated with aging. 
posted Mon, 2017-10-02 14:39
According to a 2012 Institute of Medicine report, the majority of older adults’ behavioral health issues are identified and treated in primary care settings instead of specialty behavioral health settings.  Moreover, rural communi­ties, which tend to be older and in poorer health, may especially ben