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Resolve to Work Out Your Brain in the New Year

Date: December 19th, 2006

Alliance for Aging Research offers 10 steps to brain fitness.


Alliance Submits Suggestions for NIA's Aging Well in the 21st Century

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: December 15th, 2014

The National Institute on Aging recently put out a call for comments and ideas for a draft of its strategic directions document, Aging Well in the 21st Century.

Let This Be a Lesson for Change

Author: Susan Peschin, MHS

Date: August 26th, 2014

Alliance President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, on mental health in older adults


Raising Awareness: The First Step in Preventing Senior Suicide

Date: May 1st, 2009

Every age group is at risk for suicide, but the most vulnerable group may surprise you. Older adults—particularly white men—experience the highest rate of suicide in the U.S. In 2005, the elderly comprised 12 percent of the population yet accounted for 17 percent of all suicides—more than 7,000 older Americans committed suicide that year.

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Detecting Depression Before It's Too Late

Date: April 1st, 2004

Spring may be a time of renewal, but it is also the peak suicide season, when the incidence of death rises with the warmer temperatures. Older adults with depression are especially at risk this time of year, yet few will receive medical attention.

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Mental Illness: Closer to Home Than You Think

Date: July 1st, 2002

"A Beautiful Mind," last year's Academy Award winner for Best Picture, took us on an extraordinary journey into the mind of a brilliant man suffering from mental illness. As viewers, we were able to appreciate, admire, and sympathize with John Nash as he struggled to accept his illness. The movie delivered an important lesson…Mental illness can affect anyone and, if left untreated, it can harm both the mind and body.

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