Aging – FPN

Friday's Progress Notes 
Mental Health Information 
Nov  2014 - Vol. 18 Issue 10 
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS

1. The State of Aging and Health in America 2013
2. The Science of Aging Gracefully
3. Dispelling the myths of aging
4. Age-Related Memory Loss
5. Alzheimer's Basics
6. Emerging Therapeutic Strategies for Treating Alzheimer's Disease in Primary Care
7. Depression and Suicide in Older Adults Resource Guide
8. End of Life - Helping With Comfort and Care


1. CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
The State of Aging and Health in America 2013
Current information and statistics on the mental health of older adults.

2. AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH (AFAR)
The Science of Aging Gracefully
Every day in America, some 6,000 adults celebrate their 65th birthday. Five years from now, that number will rise to 10,000 per day as the first wave of Baby Boomers reach that milestone.

3. COUNSELING TODAY
Dispelling the myths of aging
We must dispel myths associated with aging, advocate for the needs of older adults and help this population adapt, thrive and maintain a sense of life satisfaction and achievement as they go through the multiple changes associated with reaching the last stages of adulthood.

4. HELPGUIDE.ORG
Age-Related Memory Loss
Memory lapses can be frustrating, but most of the time they aren't cause for concern. Age-related memory changes are not the same thing as dementia.

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5. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
Alzheimer's Basics
Although we still don't know how the Alzheimer's disease process begins, it seems likely that damage to the brain starts a decade or more before problems become evident.

6. PRIMARY CARE COMPANION
Emerging Therapeutic Strategies for Treating Alzheimer's Disease in Primary Care
All clinicians need to be aware of the health care burden posed by Alzheimer's disease, and they need to be aware of the different presentations of the disease and the different management strategies available.

7. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Depression and Suicide in Older Adults Resource Guide
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders experienced by elders, but fortunately is treatable by a variety of means.

8. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
End of Life - Helping With Comfort and Care
At the end of life, each story is different. For some older people, the body weakens while the mind stays alert. Others remain physically strong, and cognitive losses take a huge toll.

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