Aging – FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - May 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 4
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1. MEDSCAPE
Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's is an acquired disorder of cognitive and behavioral impairment that interferes with social and occupational functioning. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1134817-overview

2. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Older Adults
The document is intended to assist psychologists in evaluating their own readiness for working clinically with older adults.
http://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/older-adults.aspx

3. INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
Nonmedical Treatment of Patients with Dementia
This article reviews some nonmedical interventions that clinicians in the field of neuroscience can provide to their patients with dementia.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3159541/pdf/icns_8_7_18.pdf

4. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults
Lack of physical activity contributes to many of the chronic diseases that occur in older adults.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0101/p55.html

5. INDUSTRIAL PSYCHIATRY JOURNAL
Loneliness, Depression and Sociability in Old Age
The health and well-being of older adults is affected by the level of social activity and the mood states.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3016701/

6. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Preventing and Detecting Elder Mistreatment
A common misconception is that most elder mistreatment occurs in nursing homes and by strangers.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2008/06/pdf/cprl2-0806.pdf

7. SLOAN CENTER ON AGING AND WORK
Engaged as We Age: The End of Retirement as We Know It?
This brief examines old assumptions about aging and identifies new views of successful aging.
http://www.bc.edu/research/agingandwork/projects/engagedAge.html

8. COUNSELING TODAY
Life Without an Alarm Clock
Retirement often seems to be about trade-offs.
http://ct.counseling.org/2013/04/life-without-an-alarm-clock/