Mental Health & Aging

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
posted Wed, 2017-09-27 20:17
Almost half of opioid deaths are due to prescribed medications. Opioids include prescription oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and others, as well as illicit and more potent drugs like heroin and synthetic fentanyl.
posted Thu, 2017-09-07 14:38
Until I started working with older adults, I had no idea how powerful a tool music was—one that could have such a positive influence on people’s quality of life, regardless of their age.
posted Fri, 2017-08-11 15:40
This Summer 2017 issue of Generations was conceived as a reflection about this time, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love, to determine if the youth then, now in their late 60s, 70s, and early 80s, are very different than other generations.
posted Fri, 2017-08-11 15:24
The happenings in the Haight-Ashbury failed to plant a new republic acceptable to middle Americans. By conjoining sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, however, youth forged a worldview that criticized and redirected U.S. cultural norms. In adolescence, these baby boomers rarely trusted anyone over 30; fif
posted Thu, 2017-08-10 18:22
Some experience disillusionment at younger ages, but if we live long enough, it is inevitable. Many expectations—about people, institutions, even our own goals—will be disappointed and we will wonder why. Without disillusionment—that is, seeing through our false expectations—there can be no wisdom i