Mental Health & Aging

posted Tue, 2019-01-08 19:51
As America ages, ensuring that its communities embrace the needs of persons with demen­tia is an emerging challenge crucial to address.
posted Tue, 2019-01-08 19:51
Compared to older adult heterosexuals, LGBTQ older adults are more likely to report higher rates of several chronic conditions associated with dementia.
posted Mon, 2019-01-07 14:24
"The spontaneity of improv enables folks to be less fearful of the unknown and to more readily see solutions for real life experiences.”
posted Fri, 2018-12-28 16:15
Alzheimer’s—a new view, an Openhouse/On Lok partnership helps LGBTQ elders, dementia risks for LGBTQ older adults, and the freeing fun of improv.
posted Fri, 2018-12-28 16:14
Alzheimer’s is more complicated—it’s not just one thing, but rather various processes that are intimately related to brain aging that we will all experience to some degree over time.
posted Mon, 2018-09-10 19:03
The use of certain prescribed or over-the-counter medications known as anticholinergics are associated with adverse cognitive effects and have recently been considered a modifiable risk factor for ADRD.
posted Fri, 2018-07-06 18:50
An analysis of the impacts of mass incarceration on the African American community and on the cohort’s long-term health consequences.
posted Thu, 2018-06-14 10:25
An unbefriended LGBT elder could end up with a guardian with whom the elder has no prior personal connection, and who may have little to no LGBT cultural competency or interest in protecting the elder’s LGBT identity and relationships.
posted Mon, 2018-04-09 18:17
Across the country, budget shortfalls have put pressure on state Medicaid programs that pro­vide most publicly funded long-term service and supports.
posted Mon, 2018-04-09 17:55
It is important to note, air pollution can trigger COPD and asthma and increase the risk of heart attack in older adults, especially those who are diabetic or obese.