Advances in understanding the biological bases of aging have intellectually revitalized the field of geriatric psychiatry and broadened its scope to include promoting successful aging and studying resilience factors in older adults. To describe the process by which this paradigm shift has occurred and illustrate its implications for treatment and research of late-life brain disorders, late-life depression is discussed as a prototype case.

Accurate information and continued research on the aging process are critical as Americans age. This brochure contains information about older Americans and attempts to dispel the myths regarding that age group. What's important to remember about people over age 65 is that while many begin to experience some physical limitations, they learn to live with them and lead happy and productive lives.

Level 2 Palliative Care Education for: Regulated Health Professionals at the Brockville General Hospital Wednesdays March 22 to April 26th, 9am to 4pm.  Contact Carol Northcott to register.

March 6-8, 2017 the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this clinical education opportunity at the Ottawa Hospital.  Click here for the pdf registration form.

The factors associated with good physical and mental health are fairly similar among women and men: healthy lifestyles, income, education level, age, as well as social inclusion and participation. Nevertheless, because of various biological and social characteristics specific to women, the health problems they face in their lives may differ from those faced by men. For example, because their life expectancy is higher, women are more likely than men to develop chronic health problems that often appear with age, such as arthritis. This chapter looks at many of these differences between women and men.

The Perth Enrichment Program (PEP) is offering a four-week learning series for clients, families and friends on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8pm on March 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 12 Elliot St., Perth. There is no cost to attend for PEP clients and family. Topics include: Diagnosis and What to Expect, Lifestyle and Retirement Living, Treatment Recommendations and Supportive Care, Caregiver Support and Advance Care Planning.


The Kingston Council on Aging invites you to join an information session with Mark Handelman from 1-3pm on February 24th at the Royal Canadian Legion. You are encouraged to send your questions regarding Consent and Capacity in advance to reception@councilonagingkingston.org. This event is free for those who attended the October session and $15 for new registrants. Please see the pdf attached for the registration form.

The goal of this article to to provide readers with a guide to the growing empirical literature concerning PTSD-related accelerated aging and the methodologies used to study it.  9 Pages.  Last reviewed January 2017.

The author argues that we need to support people with dementia to cope with an existential crisis.  12 pages.  Last reviewed January 2017.

There is no health without mental health. This simple yet profound statement is at the heart of transformation not only of the mental health system in the United States but of health care itself. At a time when the new Administration is seeking pragmatic and progressive solutions to health care reform, the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has both the opportunity and the responsibility to play a leading role in health care policy, financing, and services. We are in the business of building resilience and facilitating recovery for all Americans. The time to do so is now.

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