Provider magazine has published an article, "Group Wants More Psychologists Specialized in Treating Older Adults."
The piece talks about the American Psychological Association (APA)'s “Monitor on Psychology” feature that focuses on the scarcity of psychologists trained to treat older adults and an initiative to improve those numbers.
"To help remedy the problem, the psychology profession is boosting its efforts to prepare more psychologists to treat older adults by not only creating specialists, but also by training all psychologists on the special needs of the older adult population....This training is particularly essential as the country continues to move toward “age-friendly health systems,” an approach that focuses on the 4Ms: mobility, medications, mentation/mental activity, and what matters, the article says. The John A. Hartford Foundation....is spearheading the age-friendly health system movement."
To read Provider's article, click here.
To go to APA's article, click here.
To learn more about the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, click here.
To learn more about JAHF's co-funding of the Age-Friendly Health System's initiative, click here.