Seminars. . .
Mental Health Aspects of Aging: There is significant growth in the senior population; aging is accompanied by a multitude of life changes and the emergence of a number of neuropsychiatric disorders. Topics include: understanding normal facets of aging, differential diagnosis of depression and dementia, complicated bereavement, psychological and psychopharmacologic treatments for geriatric clients, fostering continued growth of the self in later life, legal and ethical issues, social and spiritual aspects of aging. Also addressed are: facing serious illnesses and mortality; strategies for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions of late-life.