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Mental Health & Aging

Monthly Archive (Mental Health)

posted 03.01.2018
Employers are beginning to see the toll that caregiving takes on their employees. This toll might jeopardize productivity and risk the loss of an otherwise excellent worker. Read More
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. Read More
posted 01.09.2018
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. Read More
posted 11.08.2017
In the In Focus Section of the November–December 2017 issue of Aging Today, we probe the troubling issue of elder abuse and neglect. Read More
posted 10.31.2017
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.  Read More
posted 10.02.2017
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... Read More
posted 09.27.2017
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. Read More
posted 09.07.2017
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. Read More
posted 08.11.2017
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. Read More
posted 08.11.2017
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... Read More

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