10 episodes

I'm Dr. Regina Koepp. I'm a board certified clinical psychologist and I specialize with older adults and families. I created the Psychology of Aging podcast to answer some of the most common questions I get about aging. Questions about mental health and wellness, changes in the brain like with dementia, relationships and sex, caregiving, and even end of life. Like I say in my therapy groups, no topic is off topic, we just have to have a healthy way of talking about it. So if you're an older adult or caring for one, you're in the right place. Let's get started.

Psychology of Aging with Dr. Regina Koepp Dr. Regina Koepp

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

I'm Dr. Regina Koepp. I'm a board certified clinical psychologist and I specialize with older adults and families. I created the Psychology of Aging podcast to answer some of the most common questions I get about aging. Questions about mental health and wellness, changes in the brain like with dementia, relationships and sex, caregiving, and even end of life. Like I say in my therapy groups, no topic is off topic, we just have to have a healthy way of talking about it. So if you're an older adult or caring for one, you're in the right place. Let's get started.

    The Best Treatment for Sleep Problems in Elderly Adults

    The Best Treatment for Sleep Problems in Elderly Adults

    Older adults are more likely to experience insomnia than any other age group. In this episode of the Psychology of Aging Podcast, Dr. Daniel Wachtel teaches us about the best treatment for sleep problems in elderly adults. Hint: the best sleep aid for older adults with insomnia is NOT a medication.

    • 53 min
    Expert Tips for Helping Suicidal Older Adults

    Expert Tips for Helping Suicidal Older Adults

    White men over 85 have the highest rate of suicide in the country (more than any other age group). In today's episode of the Psychology of Aging Podcast, Dr. Regina Koepp shares exactly what to say and do to help the older adults in your life who may be suicidal.

    • 13 min
    Older Adults and Depression: What to Know and How to Help

    Older Adults and Depression: What to Know and How to Help

    Depression is the most prevalent mental health concern among older adults. In this episode of the Psychology of Aging Podcast, Dr. Regina Koepp shares information about older adults and depression and tips for how to help get older adults connected to mental health care.

    • 19 min
    Love After Loss: The Courage to Find Love After Widowhood

    Love After Loss: The Courage to Find Love After Widowhood

    Imagine being married for 50 years, becoming a widow, then having the courage to put yourself out there to find love again. In this episode of the Psychology of Aging Podcast, Steve and Marie share how they found love after loss.

    • 33 min
    Grief and Loss During COVID (Part 2): Forced to Grieve Without a Funeral

    Grief and Loss During COVID (Part 2): Forced to Grieve Without a Funeral

    Lauren Dykovitz was sitting vigil by her mom's bedside while she was on hospice with end stage Alzheimer's Disease during COVID. Lauren's biggest fear was that her mom would die during COVID and wouldn't get the funeral she and her family had dreamed of -she was right.

    • 50 min
    Grief and Loss During COVID (Part 1): Anticipatory Grief and Ambiguous Loss

    Grief and Loss During COVID (Part 1): Anticipatory Grief and Ambiguous Loss

    Older adults in the hospital aren't allowed to have family by their side to comfort and advocate for them due to COVID restrictions. This dynamic is creating ambiguous loss for families on top of the anticipatory grief that they're already experiencing. Dr. Regina Koepp explores grief during COVID.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Gary Glazner ,

Dr. Koepp! The Doctor is in!

I had the good fortune to hear Dr. Koepp speak at the Gerontologist of America conference in 2019. As a person who works with the elderly and people living with dementia I highly recommend this podcast. Her work and shows are full of useful information and the topics she explores thought provoking and timely.

jenholding ,

A podcast from one who knows best!

Dr. Regina Koepp is devoted and trustworthy. Her podcast is great for expanding knowledge and understanding of the aging process as well as influencing longevity and adult development.

L-Boogie17 ,

Such a great resource!

Dr. Regina Koepp provides such great information and tangible advice in an easily digestible format. She makes you feel less alone in your thoughts and feelings and rationalizes them for you. She also provides easy to follow tips and advice.

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