Seniors and Suicide Prevention

September 8 to 14 is National Suicide Prevention Week (and September is Suicide Prevention Month). It’s a time to share what we can do to prevent tragedies occurring with the ones we love and others around us. We often hear about suicide victims when they are celebrities or if they are young, but rarely do […]

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Mental Health Awareness Roundup: San Francisco officials push for universal mental healthcare

San Francisco residents in need can turn to Healthy SF for affordable healthcare coverage, and if two city supervisors have their way, residents will have guaranteed mental health coverage, as well. Supervisors Hillary Ronen and Matt Haney introduced a ballot measure this week to create a program appropriately called Mental Health SF. If approved by […]

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Fall risk is higher for those with cognitive impairment

It’s no secret that as we age, we become increasingly at risk of falling, and fall-related injuries are more dangerousfor older adults. What researchers recently learned, however, is potentially significant: a definitive link between cognitive slowing and fall risk, and an opportunity to provide better care for those living with dementia. Manuel Montero-Odasso, M.D., Ph.D., […]

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