Keeping Your Mind Healthy as You Age

With good mental health, people feel positive about themselves, relaxed in most situations, and can handle life’s tasks and small problems with ease. Mental health problems are not a normal part of the aging process but greater than 50% of older adults think it is. Almost 20% of people over the age of 55 experience mental health disorders that are not part of “normal aging.”

Brain Essentials

The brain is arguably the most important organ of our body. It enables our thoughts, expressions, movement, and moods.


Resiliency is the ability to bounce back after a troubling situation. Thankfully, with practice, one can learn to become more resilient.


It's not the quantity of relationships that is most important in later life, but the quality of relationships. Meaningful, positive connection is actually a mental health protective factor.


Stress is a normal part of human life and our bodies and brains are built to adapt to life stressors. However, repeated or prolonged exposure to stress can be harmful to our physical and mental health.

Grief and Bereavement

Grief and bereavement are not disorders or illnesses. Like stress, grief is a part of everyone’s life and a perfectly normal response to significant loss.

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