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6 Unique Careers in the Field of Aging

If you were to approach a stranger on the street and ask them about the first career that comes to mind in the field of gerontology, they would likely respond with, “That’s easy — a gerontologist.” While their response is understandable, the title gerontologist only scrapes the…

5 Potential Causes of the Baby Boomer Caregiver Gap 

In just a few years, the oldest boomers in the baby boomer generation (anyone born between 1946 and 1964) will begin turning 80. This number represents an age when most long-term care needs for older adults typically begin to appear. By 2025, the U.S.

7 Reasons Older Adults Are at Risk for Drug-Related Problems

With almost 90% of older adults taking one prescription drug regularly (and 36% consuming at least five), concerned family members often wonder about the potential risks of daily medication use for their elderly loved ones. From overdosing to not taking medications as prescribed, various…

Societal Views on Aging 

What do you think comes to mind when people see the term elderly? Do they picture themselves helping kind older women across the street or perhaps reading to a room full of people at the local nursing home?  Sadly, society’s views on aging have changed…

The Impacts of an Aging Population on Society 

Those born between 1946 and 1964 grew up in a completely different era than the one we’re familiar with today. World War II had just ended, “It’s a Wonderful Life” had mesmerized audiences and the first season of “I Love Lucy” premiered to over 10…

What Is Geropsychology? 

The field of psychology has grown immensely in recent decades. What began as the study of the adult mind and behavior in 1879 has since expanded to an array of specialties, from military psychology to child psychology and everything in between. It should come…