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Can Technology Improve the Mental Health of Older Adults?

As we age, many circumstances can contribute to declining mental health. Medical conditions, medications, psychological experiences like grief, and social stressors, including isolation, often play a role. Cognitive decline, frailty, and fall risk are among the unique risk factors for mental health...

Improving Quality of Life for Patients Starts With Supporting Caregivers

Dementia. The mere mention of cognitive decline is usually enough to send chills down the spines of older Americans and their family members. While there is broad recognition of the devastating impact of living with illnesses that include symptoms affecting memory and thinking, such as Alzheimer’s...

Using New Technology to Track Senior Health

Mounted on the wall in David’s room at an assisted living facility west of Boston is a small, white box. It emits a low hum, but otherwise, it is hard to know it is there. But, while people in the room may not notice the box, the box is noticing everything that goes on in the room. The box houses a...

Video: Assessment and Prevention of Suicide in Older Adults

Presented by Yeates Conwell, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center In this talk, Conwell outlines special aspects of suicide in older adults, and the issues that make suicide in this population challenging to address. He provides a framework that conceptualizes the topic and suggests treatment...

Podcast: The Golden Years and Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. Ipsit Vahia. Ipsit discusses ways to improve mental health in older populations, conditions to be on the lookout for, and how mental illnesses appear in older adults. He also explains how using technology can improve the mental well-being of aging populations. Ipsit Vahia, MD, is...