ADAA is excited to announce a collaborative partnership with the National Council for Behavioral Health in the presentation of an important free webinar focused on older adults and mental illness.
Mental illness is a growing concern among older adults in our nation. In the past year, about one in six people aged 50 or older had a mental illness, yet only half received mental health services. In addition, resources or information about identifying and responding to mental illness in older adults can be hard for service providers to find.
Please note that this webinar is not CE eligible.
Dr. Brent P. Forester, chief of geriatric psychiatry at McLean Hospital helps attendees:
- Understand general trends of mental health among older adults.
- Explain the impact of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses on older adults.
- Understand the nuances of Alzheimer’s and dementia and the impact these brain diseases have on the mental well-being of older adults.
This webinar is presented in collaboration with: