Listen To My Latest Podcast Episode:
Why I Do Anti-Racist Work & You Should, Too
Listen To My Latest Podcast Episode: Why I Do Anti-Racist Work & You Should, Too
Welcome to the Psychology of Aging Podcast
Expert advice to help you manage the most complicated situations with your older loved ones, like dementia, illness, mental health concerns, and even end of life.
Racism is not only a problem for young people. Older adults continue to experience racism throughout their lives and suffer higher rates of illness as a result. Dr. Regina Koepp discusses why she does anti-racist work and why you should, too.
Older adults are more likely to experience insomnia than any other age group. In this episode of the Psychology of Aging Podcast, Dr. Daniel Wachtel teaches us about the best treatment for sleep problems in elderly adults. Hint: the best sleep aid for older adults with insomnia is NOT a medication.
White men over 85 have the highest rate of suicide in the country (more than any other age group). In this episode, Dr. Regina Koepp shares expert tips, including exactly what to say and do to help the older adults in your life who may be suicidal.
Depression is the most prevalent mental health concern among older adults. In this episode, Dr. Regina Koepp shares information about older adults and depression and tips for getting older adults connected to mental health care.
Imagine being married for 50 years, becoming a widow, then having the courage to put yourself out there to find love again. In this episode of the Psychology of Aging Podcast, Steve and Marie open up about how they found love after loss.
Lauren Dykovitz was sitting vigil by her mom's bedside while she was on hospice with end stage Alzheimer's Disease during COVID. Lauren's biggest fear was that her mom would die during COVID and wouldn't get the funeral she and her family had dreamed of - she was right. Learn more about grief and bereavement during COVID.
Older adults in the hospital aren't allowed to have family by their side to comfort and advocate for them due to COVID restrictions. This dynamic is creating ambiguous loss for families on top of the anticipatory grief that they're already experiencing. Dr. Regina Koepp explores grief during COVID and what you can do about it.
On lock down in Senior Care Communities, older adults feel incarcerated for a crime they didn't commit, family members feel desperate for information, and staff in these communities are working harder than they've ever worked before. Dr. Koepp explores this emotional struggle and gives recommendations.
Retired doctors and nurses are returning to work at great risk to themselves and this has their family members worried sick. In this episode, I discuss two psychological theories behind why older adults may be working during COVID-19 despite great risk to themselves.
The American Psychological Association released an article recently discussing COVID-19’s emotional toll on the lives of older adults and stressing the importance of self-care. This episode explores 10 wellness strategies older adults can use today!
The Psychology of Aging Podcast answers some of the most common questions I get about aging. You need peace of mind knowing that you're helping older adults live their best lives. If you're an older adult or caring for one, you're in the right place. Let's get started!