For aging adults, declining quality of sleep and difficulty sleeping through the night are common problems. Sleep is an essential biological process, and good sleep is important to our overall mental and physical wellbeing. Researchers find that changes in circadian rhythm, the body’s internal clock for cycles like eating and sleeping, can cause changes as we age
Reducing health disparities among older adults overall is a massive undertaking and managed healthcare significantly reduces time spent with patients. However, there are still small steps that providers and older adults themselves can take. Providers and older adults can talk to each other about barriers to receiving care, barriers to achieving healthier lifestyles, and their own values and beliefs.
In this week’s In Case You Missed It (our roundup of articles touching on psychology, health, mental health and social justice issues from multiple news and commentary websites), we cover the Charleston shooting, the growing number of Latinos graduating with STEM degrees, and why we should all look forward to getting older. The psychology of hate – CNN.com […]
Our “THEory into ACTion” series continues with this cross post from APA Division 27’s Community Psychology Practice Council blog. The “THEory into ACTion” series sheds light on community psychologists making positive change in the field. By Agnieszka Hanni, MA and Suzette Fromm Reed, PhD As the lifespan of an average person increases in the nation, the retirement […]
By Manfred Diehl, PhD (Co-Chair, APA Committee on Aging) All of us are aging by the day, whether we are willing to admit it or not. We usually dread talking about getting older, but there is actually good news that should give us reason to embrace our own aging. The good news is: We can […]