Older Adults

Positive Relationships That Support Older Adult Health and Well-being are Grounded in Midlife/Adolescent Family
, General Aging Research

Many studies conducted over the last 20 years demonstrate the importance of adult parent/child relationships on the health and well-being of parents in later life.…

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Counseling Psychologists’ Competence with Older Adult Clients
, Care Quality, Health & Wellness

Research suggests that mental health clinicians are less likely to diagnose and recommend treatment for older adults, possibly in part due to clinician attitudes toward…

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Improving Guidelines for Substance Abuse among Older Adults
, Health & Wellness

With the aging of the population, and particularly the entry of the “Baby Boomer” cohort into the older adult population, it is useful to reconsider…

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Dietary Resilience: Eat Well to Age Well
, Health & Wellness, Resilience

Adequate nutrition is crucial for healthy aging. Older adulthood often brings many social and health changes that can make it difficult to sustain a healthy…

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A Holistic, Technological Approach to Wellness
, Electronic Health (e-Health), Health & Wellness

To help older adults stay independent, researchers and clinicians are interested in both preventing and maintaining wellness. The term “wellness” usually includes several dimensions, such…

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Aging & Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
, Cognitive Health, General Aging Research

Over the past few decades, autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have drawn much attention in medical and social science literature. However, there is still…

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Aging & Mental Health: Emerging Issues
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

Mental illness often goes underdiagnosed and undertreated within the older adult population, and this is a growing concern as more Americans begin to join this…

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Self-Efficacy & Healthy Weight Loss
, Health & Wellness

Healthy weight loss is one of the best ways that overweight adults can reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease and other illness. Many factors influence…

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Cultural Resources May Help 1st and 2nd Generation Japanese Americans Age Well
, Cognitive Health

Cultural diversity poses many interesting questions to the study of mental health. The language, and to a large extent the experience, of mental health can…

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Aging and Personality
, General Aging Research

A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has shed new light on how personality traits change as we get older. Over…

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Pew Research Study: Technology and Americans with Disabilities
, Newsworthy

A Pew Research study shows that even when the contribution of age and other demographic factors are considered, Americans with a disability are less likely…

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Mental Health Care & Older Adults: Unmet Needs & Attitudes Toward Care
, Care Quality, Cognitive Health

Mental health services are underutilized by older adults, particularly in relation to the prevalence of depressive and anxious symptoms among this population (see our earlier post…

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