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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.

 

Successful Aging in the Context of Alzheimer’s Disease

posted 05.26.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Healthcare & Aging Network (HAN) By Cordula Dick-Muehlke What does it mean to age successfully? That’s a million dollar question for the 76 million baby boomers who begin turning 65 in this year. In light of this demographic transformation, researchers have, during the past decade, sought to describe successful aging...

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Senior Center Without Walls

posted 05.26.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Network on Environment, Services & Technology (NEST) By Terry Englehart Senior Center Without Walls (SCWW), a non-denominational, non-profit community outreach program sponsored by Episcopal Senior Communities, offers activities, friendly conversation, and an assortment of classes and support groups on conference calls to e...

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LGBTQ Elder Services in a Canadian Context

posted 05.19.2011
The Canadian Perspective: Why LGBT focused care? Members of our LGBT community have historically experienced barriers in accessing health care and support services. Research evidence has confirmed that the health status of many LGBT is compromised due to many factors including societal prejudice, lack of education for health care professionals on LGBT issues, and the reluctance of many to see...

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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.

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