This talk will primarily focus on the psychological factors associated with the normal aging process. Specifically, how personality, cognition, emotion, social support and gender play out in normal aging will be reviewed. What we know about positive and successful aging, and, sexual well-being will also be addressed. Other factors such as depression, late life anxiety, substance abuse, suicide and bereavement will be touched upon.
Discuss one gender based aging difference.
Recognize factors associated with positive aging.
Discuss protective factors from suicide in older adults.