Aging Education for Professionals


Aging Education Books

Couple Relationships in the Middle and Later Years

Edited by Jamila Bookwala

Mental Disorders in Older Adults, Second Edition: Fundamentals of Assessment and Treatment

Steven H. Zarit, Judy M. Zarit

APA Handbook of Dementia (APA Handbooks in Psychology®)

Dr. Glenn E. Smith PhD (Editor), Dr. Sarah Tomaszewski Farias PhD (Editor)

Treatment of Late-Life Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and Substance Abuse

Patricia A. Areán

This collection of best practices in geropsychology addresses the competencies therapists need to work with older adults. It draws from the most recent research in treating depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, and substance use disorders in late life. Detailed case examples in each chapter demonstrate the disabling and costly realities of mental illness in older adults, but also highlight the features that make working with older adults a unique experience.

Ethical Practice of Geropsychology

Shane S. Bush (Author), Rebecca S. Allen (Author), Victor A. Molinari (Author)

The easy-to-follow decision-making model provided in this book will help clinicians make the most ethically sound decisions possible in these challenging situations. Clinical vignettes illustrate how to handle ethical and legal issues in a variety of contexts.

Social Security for Dummies
Jonathan Peterson

This friendly, easy-to-understand guide cuts through the complexities and gives you the practical information you need to navigate Social Security, get all the benefits you are owed, and make informed decisions about retirement. It also explains how Social Security and Medicare work together to help with healthcare costs.

Get What’s Yours – Revised & Updated: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security (The Get What’s Yours Series)

Laurence J. Kotlikoff (Author), Philip Moeller (Author), Paul Solman (Author)

Get What’s Yours explains Social Security benefits through basic strategies and stirring stories. It covers the most frequent benefit scenarios faced by married retired couples; by divorced retirees; by widows and widowers. It explains what to do if you’re a retired parent of dependent children; disabled; an eligible beneficiary who continues to work. It addresses the tax consequences of your choices, as well as the financial implications for other investments. It does all this and more.

The Collaborative Psychotherapist:Creating Reciprocal Relationships with Medical Professionals

Nancy Breen Ruddy (Author), Dorothy A. Borresen (Author), William B., Jr. Gunn (Author)

Get What’s Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs (The Get What’s Yours Series)

Philip Moeller

The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner: Includes DSM-5 Updates

Arthur E. Jongsma Jr. (Author), L. Mark Peterson (Author), Timothy J. Bruce (Author)

Psychological Treatment of Older Adults: A Holistic Model

Lee Hyer PhD ABPP (Editor)

Casebook of Clinical Geropsychology: International Perspectives

Nancy A. Pachana (Author), Ken Laidlaw (Author), Bob Knight (Author)

Case examples of therapy and issues with older adults.

Casebook of Clinical Geropsychology: International Perspectives

John D. Otis

Geropsychology and Long Term Care: A Practitioner’s Guide

Erlene Rosowsky (Editor), Joseph M. Casciani (Editor), Merla Arnold (Editor)

Education of psychologists working in long-term care settings is consistent with PLTC’s mission to assure the provision of high-quality psychological services for a neglected sector of the population, i.e., residents in nursing homes and assisted-living communities

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Websites for Professionals

Medicare User’s Group – Dr. Herz

Medicare User Group Contact Dr. Herz Yahoo Group


Resources for Integrated Care (RIC)

Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) develops and disseminates technical assistance and actionable tools for providers of beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid based on successful innovations and care models.


Be Your Own Biller

Insurance website and Facebook Group about billing.


Fact sheets on many health issues, medical issues for aging adults.


Ongoing research about health and mental health issues.


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Articles & Other Resources for Caregivers

Disability Challenge —Launching Changes to the New Normal

Although not everyone makes detailed plans for it, we all have some expectations for what our lives will be like in the future. Nobody plans to have those expectations dashed by a sudden life-changing disability (or a chronic illness). Maybe you were in a car...

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How to Successfully Cope with the Fear of Aging

If you are like so many seniors, the continual aging process may be difficult to come to terms with. The fear of growing old is both a legitimate and a common concern that people all over the world struggle to accept and cope with as they age—but there are ways to...

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The Startling TRUTH About Being Depressed as a Senior

For many older adults, depression may simply be seen as a “natural” part of the aging process, but growing older and becoming depressed do not have to be synonymous. Because depression may present itself differently in the senior population — and because many people...

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3 Types of Independent Living for Seniors

Article explaining three types of independent living and how they are funded.

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