Here's a peak inside.
AGEISM IS HARMFUL
You are ageist and so are your older clients. I’m ageist, too. We all are. Learning how to identify and correct ageist beliefs will increase the dignity your older clients experience.
DEMENTIA IS NOT A NORMAL PART OF AGING
There's a common myth that with age comes dementia. Knowing the truth about dementia will position you as an expert on aging.
DEPRESSION IS THE MOST PREVALENT MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION
Depression is NOT a normal part of aging, but IS the most prevalent mental health condition among older adults. Unfortunately, depression in late life often goes undetected and untreated largely due to the false belief that with age comes depression. This guide will give you tools and resources.
OLDER ADULTS CONTINUE TO ENJOY INTIMACY
Intimacy benefits mood, cognitive function, health, and happiness in older adults. Learn more about the benefits of intimacy.
OLDER ADULTS ARE DIVERSE
Older adults are diverse and have multiple intersecting identities, just like you and I do. Like race, gender, sexual orientation, social class, ability...you get the idea. Get access to the best aging and diversity resources here.
There is no better time than now to work with older adults. By 2034, there will be more people aged 65 and older than under the age of 18.
It's imperative that as professionals, we understand the needs and concerns of older adults and dispel some of the myths and ageist thoughts that keep older adults out of care and prevent them from living life to its fullest.
Learning these 5 facts about older adults will increase your competence and confidence as a professional working with older adults... and will help you provide better care. You're older clients will thank you.
Lots of love to you and your family!
Dr. Regina Koepp
Bonus! I'll send you tips andresources every week to help you care for older adults.
I'll never share your email. Cross my heart!