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Mental Health

America’s aging baby boomer populace may be more familiar with psychology and psychiatry than was the Greatest Generation, but as a group they also have a penchant for misusing substances. Is there a way to ratchet back drug use as baby boomers age? It’s predicted that by 2025, the number of people ages 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease will increase 40 percent (to 7.1 million), with no cure on the horizon. Who’s doing what to fix or prevent Alzheimer’s? Are too many elders with dementia being medicated in nursing homes? What about cascading medications that cause delirium, dementia and other health complications? ASA’s membership community includes many professionals and clinicians with a psychology/psychiatry specialty and they regularly contribute their expertise to stories on the issues and trends in the mental health arena. 

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars.

MindAlert: With generous funding from the MetLife Foundation, ASA’s MindAlert Program trains members on the newest findings in cognitive fitness, and disseminates information on current research and innovative programs that help older adults maintain and improve cognitive and mental function in their later years.

Mental Health and Aging Network: The Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN) can help you with your professional development. Members of MHAN are dedicated to improving supportive interventions for older adults with mental health problems and for their caregivers.

 

5 Signs a Daughter in the Workplace Needs Caregiver Support

posted 03.01.2018

By Lakelyn Hogan

Over the past few decades, we’ve seen increased dialogue and support for women who are navigating their careers as they raise young children. But much less attention and discussion have focused on the unique challenges that come with navigating a career when caring for aging parents. Two-thirds of all caregivers are female, and many feel that they sometimes have to choose between being a good employee and being a good daughter.


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Winter 2018 Generations: Gender and Age: A Focus on Women

posted 02.22.2018

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.


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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacifc

Part of the National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

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Includes complimentary CEUs

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Start : 11:00 AM Pacific
End : 12:00 PM Pacific

Part of the National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN) 

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN) 

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Not a Member? Join ASA or register for this event for $49

Includes complimentary CEUs*

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Start : 11:00 AM Pacific
End : 12:00 AM Pacific

Part of the National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center webinar series.

Click here to view on Vimeo for free.

CEUs are no longer available for this event

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Start : 11:00 AM Pacific
End : 12:00 PM Pacific

Part of the National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

Click here to view on Vimeo for free.

CEUs are no longer available for this event

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM
End : 11:00 AM

Presented by Parkinson’s Foundation as part of the Nurse Webinar Series.

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

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