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Everything You Need To Know About Older Adult Mental Health

The world is aging. According to the World Health Organization, we can expect the over-60 population to double worldwide between 2015 and 2050. Considering 15% of these individuals struggle with some form of mental health disorder, and that neurological and mental issues account for more than 6% of...

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...