Crossroads: The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century
The 2011 APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration report was charged with developing an evidence-based report that addresses the psychological factors related to the experience of immigration, with particular attention to the mental and behavioral health needs of immigrants across the lifespan and the effects of acculturation, prejudice/discrimination and immigration policy on individuals, families and society. Issues specific to older adult immigrants are detailed in the section on Lifespan Considerations.
Mental Health Needs of Family Caregivers: Identifying, Engaging and Assisting Webinar
This free webinar is now archived on the APA Caregivers Briefcase for Psychologists home page. William E. Haley, PhD, and Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD, Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program are presenters.
New Alzheimer’s Guidelines: How Will Research and Practice Be Affected?
Also available cost free, Glenn Smith, PhD, moderates this webinar featuring five speakers, each of whom had a role in formulating the new NIA/Alzheimer’s Association guidelines, Marilyn Albert, PhD, Yaakov Stern, PhD, Sandra Weintraub, PhD, and Creighton Phelps, PhD, and Molly Wagster, PhD, both of NIA. It is archived on the Office on Aging homepage.
Behavior Modification: Theory and Approaches
This CMS broadcast, by Lee Hyer, PhD, examines the role of behavior modification strategies that are commonly employed in the long-term care setting. The show emphasizes nonpharmacological interventions, although a general discussion of pharmacological alternatives and their effectiveness is included.
Older Americans Month Materials
Each year, the Administration on Aging issues a theme for Older Americans Month. This year's theme “Never Too Old to Play” encourages older Americans to stay engaged, active and involved in their own lives and in their communities. Downloadable materials are available.
New Toolkit Targets HIV/AIDS and Older Adults
The Administration on Aging has developed HIV: Know the Risks. Get the Facts. Older Americans and HIV/AIDS Toolkit for use by aging services advocates and other organizations. It contains posters, factsheet, customizable PowerPoint presentation and a video that can be used to educate older adults on how to protect themselves against — or live with — AIDS.
APA is a member of NIA’s Go4Life campaign, a national exercise and physical activity campaign for people age 50+. Its goal is to provide resources to older adults that they can use to incorporate exercise and physical activity into their everyday lives. The center of the campaign is an interactive website that features exercises, success stories and free materials to motivate the growing numbers of older people to start exercising and keep exercising.