Lesson 3: Aging and Chronic Conditions
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
A PowerPoint presentation that highlights causes of depression in later life and evidence based programs that address it.
Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives for Seniors
The PEARLS Program is a method designed to reduce depressive symptoms and improve quality of life in older adults and in all-age adults with epilepsy. During six to eight in-home sessions that take place in the client’s home and focus on brief behavioral techniques, PEARLS Program counselors empower individuals to take action and to make lasting changes so that they can lead more active and rewarding lives.
Administration on Aging
An excellent article that contains strategies for working with diverse elders with substance abuse or behavioral health needs. Also addresses social isolation.
How to search the internet and find reliable information about health and aging, includes useful non-profit and government sites.
Includes information about managing medications for older adults, including medications that older adults should avoid or use with caution.