Resources on aging issues

Access these helpful resources online.
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions
    This 1998 publication for consumers has just been updated by 2012 CONA.

  • Psychological Services in Long-term Care Resource Guide (PDF, 196KB) 
    This guide, updated this year by Kelly O’Shea Carney, PhD and Victor Molinari, PhD captures the state of the art of psychological services for older adults in long-term care.

  • Life Plan for the Life Span (PDF, 3.75MB) 
    This web-based brochure, also recently updated by 2012 CONA, translates the wealth of empirical evidence in the research literature into practical steps to assist young, middle-aged and older individuals plan for the variety of challenges that often arise as we age.

  • Webinar: Caregivers as Partners and Clients of Behavioral Health Services
    This webinar, now archived online, was offered in collaboration with the APA Office on Aging. It is part of a series developed by the Behavioral Health Older Americans Technical Assistance Center through funding from SAMHSA, in collaboration with AOA. Speakers, David Coon, PhD, Sara Honn Qualls, PhD and Barry Jacobs, PhD discussed the role of caregivers in caring for older adults with behavioral health problems, explored the mental health impact that the caregiving role has on lives of caregiver themselves, and reviewed evidence-based programs and available resources, such APA’s Family Caregiver Briefcase.

  • Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity: A Handbook for Psychologists (2008) (PDF, 1.35MB) 
    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. Handbooks for Judges (PDF, 868KB) (2006) and Lawyers (PDF, 421KB) (2005) are also available.