Mental and Behavioral Health and Aging is organized by American Society on Aging (ASA) and will be held on Dec 04, 2019. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1 complimentary CE credit.
Often caregivers assume that mental health issues such as depression are a normal part of aging. That assumption is wrong. However, there are as many as 8.4 million family caregivers in the U.S. supporting those living with emotional or mental health conditions (2016 On Pins & Needles: Caregivers of Adults with Mental Illness Study). These caregivers face unique challenges that can cause a heavier burden of care and higher stress levels than that experienced by a typical family caregiver. This month’s web seminar will overview mental health caregiving and a new resource for family caregivers called “Circle of Care” that was developed by the National Alliance for Caregiving, in partnership with National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
• Describe the prevalence of mental and behavioral health issues among older adults;
• List the unique challenges for mental health caregivers; and,
• List resources available to aging adults with mental health issues and their caregivers.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Mental Health and Law, Behavioral Health