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Mental Health & Aging

Monthly Archive (Mental Health)

posted 06.05.2017
In a society where transgender identities are still heavily stigmatized, losing family members, being threatened in a traditional place of acceptance and being denied access to a social venue can all be life-altering losses for a transgender elder. Read More
posted 06.05.2017
Unfortunately, shameful stories of discrimination and abuse of LGBT elders are too common. Fearing how they may be treated, many LGBT elders needing long-term care and services have felt the need to deny who they are. Read More
posted 06.05.2017
For lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered older adults, who are more likely than the general population to live alone and without family support, there are compounded layers of vulnerability to abuse to consider. Read More
posted 05.15.2017
In recent years, significant progress has been made in identifying and scaling best practices to support a population having increasing rates of chronic conditions and frailty. The widespread focus on care coordination and collaborations between healthcare and social services is driving reductions... Read More
posted 03.10.2017
When rates of preventable deaths by cause are mapped, as The Washington Post did in November 2016, the maps look much like the map of the recent presidential election. States that voted for Donald Trump appear to have a higher percentage of preventable deaths than those states that voted for... Read More
posted 03.02.2017
The biggest difference between Dr. Green’s approach and so many others is that she is not teaching us to get “closure,” a shutting off in response to the deaths of loved ones, but rather, “homeostasis,” a state of psychological equilibrium. And that is, indeed, what we... Read More
posted 02.23.2017
One in ten community-residing older adults reported experiencing elder abuse in the past year.  More than 5 million older adults may be victimized each year. Read More
posted 02.23.2017
When is forgetting part of the normal course of life? When does forgetting become a reason to worry? How can we tell the difference? Read More
posted 02.21.2017
Written by the late Gene Cohen and his wife, Wendy Miller, the book Sky Above Clouds explores the power of creativity in facing challenges and managing loss and adversity in later life. Read More
posted 01.17.2017
LGBT veterans by and large served their country while keeping their true identities to themselves. Such closeting is immensely stressful and set LGBT service members apart from those with whom they served. Read More

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