Tag Archives: Adults

What to Know About Suicide Rates in Older Adults

SOURCES: Julie Rickard, CEO, National Center for Suicide Survivors, Wenatchee, WA. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: “Suicide in the Elderly.” Jerry Reed, PhD, senior vice president for practice leadership, Education Development Center, Washington, DC. Marilyn Mendoza, PhD, clinical psychologist, clinical instructor, Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, LA. Clinical Interventions in Aging: “Suicide… Read More »

Young adults hardest hit by loneliness during pandemic, study finds

As psychologists worry that the coronavirus pandemic is triggering a loneliness epidemic, new Harvard research suggests feelings of social isolation are on the rise and that those hardest hit are older teens and young adults. In the recently released results of a study conducted last October by researchers at Making Caring Common, 36 percent of… Read More »

Sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults

Dementia is a growing problem for people as they age, but it often goes undiagnosed. Now investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have discovered and validated a marker of dementia that may help clinicians identify patients who have the condition or are at risk of developing it. The… Read More »