Education and Training in Aging: Hearings Before the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session, March 3 and 4, 1976

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976 - Aging - 82 pages
 

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Page 1 - Although the dimensions of the problem of aging are great, they can at least be diminished through continued research. The obvious need for tangible and immediate improvement in the quality of life for the aged has shifted research away from its exclusive disease orientation with its study of the sick and institutionalized to a broader inquiry into normal physiological changes occuring with age, the behavioral constitution of the aged, and the social, cultural, and economic environment in which the...
Page 21 - Health in August of 1975. The field of psychology has much to offer in providing personnel to help meet the mental health needs of the elderly. Clinical training programs and internships could provide the most comprehensive type of training. However, if these...
Page 22 - Health in 1974 and the creation of the Center for Studies of the Mental Health of the Aging within the National Institute of Mental Health in August of 1975.
Page 77 - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) National...
Page 17 - Congress is to conduct a program of research, training, and services for the prevention and treatment of mental illness and for the maintenance and improvement of the mental health of the Nation. Since persons 65 years of age and older now constitute approximately...
Page 22 - HEW's Committee on Mental Health and Illness of the Elderly, which Congress also mandated last year in Public Law 94—63. This committee, in close collaboration with NIMH and the Center for Studies of the Mental Health of the Aging...
Page 1 - THE AGING IMMUNE SYSTEM The ability of the body to protect itself against disease — immune function — decreases with age. Discoveries in recent years have confirmed the importance of this loss, while at the same time pointing to the possibility that this process can 'be delayed by experimental intervention. This year, for example, NIA scientists in the Gerontology Research Center's Laboratory of Cellular and Comparative Physiology in Baltimore showed that certain strains of old mice can be returned...
Page 21 - ... a program of specialized services for the mental health of children, including a full range of diagnostic, treatment, liaison, and followup services (as prescribed by the Secretary); (iii) a program of specialized services for the mental health of the elderly, including a full range of diagnostic, treatment, liaison, and followup services...
Page 33 - COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, Washington, DC. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 am, in room 1302, Longworth House Office Building, Hon.
Page 47 - Yesterday we had some testimony from the Center for Studies of the Mental Health of the Aging at the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Aging.

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