mental-health-and-aging

David Earl Johnson, LICSW

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This was written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. Image by patricia.mg via Flickr <blockquote> &#8220;To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I&#8217;ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: 1. Life isn&#8217;t fair, but it&#8217;s still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

David Earl Johnson, LICSW

2 minute read

Good advice for an aging population: [APA Says Older Adults: Beware Memory Scams; Get It in Writing First][1] Especially if you’re older, get everything in writing, from estimates to receipts. Psychologists at Washington University report that the memory function of people in their mid-60s and up is easily swayed by the power of suggestion, making them more vulnerable to memory-related scams. A full report appears in the May issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology (JEP): General, which is published by the American Psychological Association.