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Actions that Impact Mental Health among Older Adults

Did you know that Ageism is more than a term associated with how a person thinks about aging (or your age)? Ageism can be followed by actions that can have a negative impact on a person’s mental health. Older adults may experience stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination based on age.

January 18th, 2023|

Ageism 101

Ageism is an ongoing social problem that older Americans face in the aging process. Ageism, or myths about aging, creates barriers for older adults that are trying to age with dignity. As Americans live longer and healthier lives, ensuring equal access to resources that support healthy aging is important.

October 21st, 2022|

Edadismo 101

Edadismo 101 Published October 2022 | Read this article in English. El edadismo es un problema social continuo que afecta a los adultos mayores, incluyendo a los hispanos / latinos. Incluir a los adultos mayores en las decisiones puede ayudar a combatir la discriminación por edad. Los proveedores, incluyendo a [...]

October 21st, 2022|

Three Ways COVID-19 has Affected Hispanic and Latino Caregivers of Older Adults

We have learned a lot about how the effects of the virus have disproportionately affected some groups. We know that Hispanic/Latinos were hit particularly hard because of an increase in exposure, vulnerability to severe complications of the virus, and an initial hesitancy in getting the vaccine. We also know that restrictions on daily life have also put a strain on caregivers within the Hispanic/Latino community.

January 26th, 2022|

An Interview with Latina Caregivers of Older Adults

An Interview with Latina Caregivers of Older Adults Published October 2021 | Read this article in Spanish. MHP Salud staff share their experience as caregivers during the COVID-19 Pandemic: why they do it, the challenges, and the joy... Caring for an older adult loved one is arguably one of [...]

October 26th, 2021|

5 Modos en que Promotores de Salud Involucran a los Adultos Mayores Hispanos/Latinos.

La población de adultos mayores esta creciendo en los Estados Unidos y los adultos mayores hispanos/latinos es el grupo que está creciendo más rápido que todos. Se espera que hispanos mayores de 65 años aumente desde 4.6 millones en 2017 a 19.9 millones en el año 2060.1 Es importante involucrar hispanos en los servicios de salud mientras envejecen para promover buena salud y bienestar; reducir disparidades de salud; y prevenir la aislación social, heridas por caídas; y el desarrollo de enfermedades crónicas.

July 15th, 2021|
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