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Mental Health & Aging

Monthly Archive (Mental Health)

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
posted 12.06.2016
Throughout U.S. history, race has been one of the most important social stratification systems, putting African Americans at a substantial socioeconomic disadvantage throughout the life course. Read More
posted 06.29.2016
A Houston-based program exemplifies how to address social isolation and allow LGBTQ elders access to welcoming mental health services. 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 recognized as a crucial, but modifiable, determinant of health. But food contributes far more than nutrients. 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 unique connection humans share with horses and how it can salve spirits and ease troubled minds. Read More

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