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.
FAQs about Dementia and Voting with Jennifer Mathis of The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
People with dementia can and should vote, even with assistance. Jennifer Mathis, Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law answers all of our questions about dementia and voting.
Tips for Living Independently and Safely with Alzheimer's & Dementia
Most adults with dementia wish to stay in their home as long as possible. These 5 strategies help people living with dementia live in their home independently and safely for as long as possible.
How to Reduce the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease - Interview with Dr. Vonetta Dotson
Even if your genetic risk for dementia is higher, there is a lot you can do to prevent dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Just because your parent may have had dementia does not mean that you will surely get it, too. Learn several strategies for reducing your risk for dementia.
Aging & Sexuality: Benefits & Barriers of Sex Among Seniors
Older adults continue to enjoy and benefit from a full range of sexuality throughout their older adulthood, yet sexuality among seniors is challenged not only by changes in the body, but by ageism and society's harmful beliefs about aging and sexuality as well.
Is Cannabis Use Safe for Older Adults? Interview with Dr. Peter Grinspoon
More seniors are turning to marijuana use for aches, pains, and insomnia, but is cannabis use safe for older adults? Dr. Peter Grinspoon, Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital discusses the risks and benefits of marijuana for seniors.
Psychological Assessment and Therapy with Older Adults: What to Expect in a First Session
Older adults continue to experience mental health concerns as they age, yet stigma about mental health care often keeps older adults away from treatment. Demystifying the process of psychological assessment and therapy with older adults can help.
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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.