Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
Vol. 2 Issue 29 - July 24, 1998
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1. Marriage and divorce in later life
2. How the environment affects the health of older adults of color
4. Selected aspects of women's mental health and well-being
5. Early signs of Alzheimer's
6. Alzheimer's care guide
7. Older women and alcohol abuse
8. Older adults and medication use
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- PTSD: Treating Adults, Adolescents, and Children
- Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Other Eating-Related Problems
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- Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships
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John L. Miller, MD
When Long-Term Relationships End
Long-term relationships aren't immune to the problems that plague any other union.
2. AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING
Effects of Environmental Hazards on Older Persons of Color
How the environment affects the health and lives of older people.
3. PARTNERSHIP FOR CARING
Baby boomers are often faced with a caregiving dilemma.
4. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING
Mental Health and General Well-Being
The Women's Health and Aging Study is a major effort by the National Institute on
Aging (NIA)to better understand the causes and course of disability in older women.
The referenced chapter of the study examines selected aspects of mental health and
general well-being. You can access the entire study by clicking on the table of
contents at the end of the article.
Early Alzheimer's Disease
The booklet describes the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
6. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING
Alzheimer's Disease: Caregiver Guide
Dressing, bathing, eating--basic activities of daily living--often become difficult to manage for both the person with AD and the caregiver.
7. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
Use and Misuse of Alcohol Among Older Women
Many of the acute and chronic medical and psychiatric conditions that lead to high rates of health care use by older people are influenced by the consumption of alcohol.
8. FDA CONSUMER
Medication Use and Older Adults
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University found that when adults ages 65 to 91 were asked to bring in the brown paper bag containing their medicines, the list of medications in the bag was more complete than their official pharmacy records.
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