Resources & Publications
Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions
Older people today are more visible, more active and more independent than ever before. They are living longer and in better health. But as the population of older Americans grows, so does the hidden problem of elder abuse, exploitation and neglect.
Psychologists Make A Significant Contribution (PDF, 84KB)
This brochure describes the contributions of psychologists to the health & well-being of older adults. Made possible by a grant from the Retirement Research Foundation.
What Practitioners Should Know About Working With Older Adults
This publication is designed to give psychologists and other health care providers important information to help guide their work with older adults.
Older Adults' Health And Age-Related Changes: Reality Versus Myth (PDF, 44KB)
Based on What Practitioners Should Know About Working With Older Adults, this pamphlet is intended for consumers.
Life Plan for the Life Span 2012 (PDF, 3.4MB)
Produced by the APA Committee on Aging. It offers guidance and links to resources helpful in planning for legal/financial, health, psychological, social and work life/retirement issues that often arise as people age.
Summary of research studies and relevant books and journal articles on important topics related to the well-being of older adults.
Additional resources, including health education materials for consumers and national organizations that can provide assistance are listed at the end of the guides.
Memory and Aging (PDF, 156KB)
Coping with Stress and Anxiety (PDF, 92KB)
Resolution on Family Caregivers (2011) (PDF, 50KB)
- Resolution on Ageism (2002)
Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Older Adults
Developed by the APA Division 12-Section II and Division 20 Interdivisional Task Force on Practice in Clinical Geropsychology (2003).
Integrated Heath Care for an Aging Population (IHAP) — 2007 APA Convention Symposium (PDF, 2MB)
APA Presidential Task Force: An Initiative of Sharon Stephens Brehm, PhD
Principles of Integrative Care — Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, ABPP
Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Diverse Sites of Care — Deborah A. King, PhD, Jennifer S. Funderburk, PhD, Yeates Conwell, MD
Knowledge and Skills that Psychologists Contribute to Integrative Health Care — Martita A. Lopez, PhD, Jennifer Manly, PhD
The Older Consumer’s Perspective on Health Care — Gregory Hinrichsen, PhD
Moving Psychology Forward In an Aging Society: Progress & Possibility — Committee on Aging (CONA) 10th Anniversary Symposium (PDF, 1.8MB)
Michael A. Smyer, PhD