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Exercises for Older People

This site offers step-by-step instructions for exercises geared toward older adults that focus on strength, flexibility, and balance.

Reports and Research 2017
Geriatric Depression Scale

The Geriatric Depression Scale is a self-report measure of depression in older adults of which there are long and short versions.

Tools and Toolkits 2017
Linking Older Adults With Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health Resources

Service providers for the aging can learn more about mental illness and substance use disorders in older adults, with a focus on alcohol and medication use.

Tools and Toolkits 2017
Mentally Healthy Aging

Learn about the negative perceptions placed on older adults living with mental illness and the prejudices and barriers they face.

Reports and Research 2017
As Women of Color Age, What Are Their HIV and Mental Health Needs?

This article discusses the challenges of educating older adults about HIV and mental health.

Reports and Research 2016
Health Literacy - Older Adults

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has compiled information for health care providers about how to effectively deal with health literacy comprehension in older adults.

Reports and Research 2016
Strategies for Improving the Lives of Women Aged 40 and Above Living With HIV/AIDS

Find information about empirical studies that focus on the comprehensive health care management of women over the age of 40 living with HIV or AIDS.

Reports and Research 2016
The Mini-Cog™ Alzheimer's Assessment

The Mini-Cog™ is an accurate rapid screening test for Alzheimer's disease that measures short-term recall and the ability to draw a specific time on a clock.

Tools and Toolkits 2016
Long-term Services and Supports

Learn about changes in financing and delivery, and challenges that are impacting long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults.

Tools and Toolkits 2015
Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Centers

Check out this toolkit designed to promote emotional health and suicide prevention at senior centers.

Tools and Toolkits 2015
Taking a Sexual Assessment for Older Adults

Sexual history should be part of every patient’s medical history. Learn about the importance of taking a sexual history and find tips for talking to older patients.

Video 2015
Updated Beers Criteria

View medications that older adults should avoid or use with caution and best practices for implementing these recommendations. Registration required.

Reports and Research 2015
HIV and Aging Toolkit: Co-occurring Issues

HIV leads to increased susceptibility to disabilities and diseases. Managing co-occuring issues is critical to patients’ treatment and mental health.

Tools and Toolkits 2013
HIV and Aging Toolkit: Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Abuse

Signs of depression, anxiety and substance use should be closely monitored and treated therapeutically in older adults living with HIV. 

Tools and Toolkits 2013
HIV and Aging Toolkit: Life Transitions and Social Challenges

Learn how life transitions and social challenges associated with aging can be detrimental for older adults living with HIV or AIDS.

Tools and Toolkits 2013
HIV and Aging Toolkit: Medication Management

Learn how aging and HIV can complicate the already complex issue of medication adherence.

Tools and Toolkits 2013
States Fail ADA Progress Assessment

Review a 2013 report from the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee on states fulfilling the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Reports and Research 2013