Date: December 19th, 2006
Alliance for Aging Research offers 10 steps to brain fitness.
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.
Author: Susan Peschin, MHS
Date: August 26th, 2014
Alliance President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, on mental health in older adults
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.
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.
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.