IN THIS ISSUE

Resources

New resources focus on elder abuse, HIV/AIDS, LGBT aging and capacity assessment
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions (2012)
    The 1998 version of this APA publication for consumers has just been updated by the 2012 Committee on Aging.

  • 2012 APA Convention CE recordings on aging
    Offerings include "Geriatric Mental Health Workforce — Current Initiatives and Critical Issues," "Early Detection and Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease: New Approaches to the Continuum of Disease," "Integrated Approaches to Geriatric Health Care" and "Spirituality, Health, and Well-Being in Later Life: Pitfalls and Promises."

  • New toolkit targets HIV/AIDS prevention and education to older adults
    In an effort to reach older Americans, who may not be educated about the spread and risk factors for HIV/AIDs, the Administration on Aging has developed the "HIV: Know the Risks. Get the Facts — Older Americans and HIV/AIDS Toolkit."

  • LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities (PDF, 345KB)
    A fact sheet of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, the Arizona Geriatric Education Center and the Arizona Center on Aging, this fact sheet for interprofessional providers provides recommendations to improve the quality of long-term care for LGBT older adults.

  • Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity: A Handbook for Psychologists (2008) (PDF, 1.4MB)
    A product of the APA/ABA Assessment of Capacity in Older Adults Project Working Group, this publication provides guidance in evaluating civil capacities of importance for older adults — medical consent capacity, sexual consent capacity, financial capacity, testamentary capacity, capacity to drive and capacity to live independently. Relevant literature, suggestions for assessment tools and case examples are provided throughout the handbook. Handbooks for judges (2006) (PDF, 868KB) and lawyers (2005) (PDF, 421KB) are also available.

  • Psychology topics: Human rights
    Human Rights Day was December 10th. APA maintains a webpage with information and resources across populations, including older adults.