CAADS Events At-A-Glance
Aging and Mental Health: Interventions To Address Loneliness and Social Isolation
Mental health problems are not a normal part of the aging process, yet more than 20% of adults ages 55+ have a mental health concern that could lead to further health disparities and diminished quality of life.**
This session introduces definitions, prevalence, risk factors, and the social, physical and mental health impacts of loneliness and social isolation on older adults, followed by successful assessments and interventions you can integrate into your care setting. The discussion also focuses on intervention strategies at the community and individual levels, including a non-pharmacological evidence-based intervention, Circle of Friends, shown to decrease loneliness, social isolation, and associated physical and mental health challenges.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
• Recognize risks and predictors of age-related loneliness and social isolation.
• Integrate assessment strategies for loneliness and social isolation into practice.
• Apply intervention strategies to minimize the impact of loneliness and social isolation.
• Identify criteria for non-pharmacologic interventions to address loneliness and social isolation.