Mental Health

Information and briefings on Alzheimer´s Disease and other dementias.

Alzheimer´s Association star[offsite link]

Alzheimer´s Disease Education and Referral Center star[offsite link]

Alzheimer´s Disease Information Page star[offsite link]

An Older Brain Can Learn New Tricks star
Some cognitive abilities continue to improve well into older age. We need to know a few tricks to keep our minds sharp and to keep up with the daily details of living. Read this article to learn a few of them!

Dealing With Dementia star[offsite link]

Dementia @ star[offsite link]

Dementia FAQs star[offsite link]

Feeling Low? Oh, No! star
Feeling low or depressed means our lives can’t be enjoyed to the fullest and interactions with our friends and family are often negatively affected as well. Depression hits many individuals around the holidays. Learn how to fight it and what to do to help others.

Multi-Infarct Dementia Information Page star[offsite link]

NINDS Dementia With Lewy Bodies Information Page star[offsite link]

Pets and Aging star
Pets make wonderful companions for older adults and are considered "therapy" in many situations. It's important to know what to consider when choosing the right pet so that the experience is positive and enhances our lifestyle.

Phobias in Later Life star
Treating phobias in older adults can be somewhat more difficult than treating them in younger people. Learn about phobias in older age and how to approach older persons who have phobias that affect their quality of life.

The Importance of Laughter star
Laughter is a very important part of life and especially important as we age. It helps to keep us balanced and lowers our stress levels. Check out this article for some ideas for building humor and smiles into each day.

The Merck Manual of Geriatrics-Dementia star[offsite link]

Vascular Dementia From star[offsite link]

Worrying Is Not Healthy! star
As we age, we may worry more about the future; our health; finances; and more. But excessive, chronic worrying is anything but good for us. Learn here how to fight this syndrome that can cause mental health disorders and negatively affect our overall health.

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