The Center for Healthy Aging combines Dr. Paula Hartman-Stein's expertise
in geriatric and health psychology to provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary
services to adults of all ages.
Because mental health needs of middle age and older adults are so complex,
and are often connected to physical changes, it's important that problems
be diagnosed and treated using a team approach. The Center for Healthy
Aging staff work closely with physicians and other professionals. An experienced
diagnostician and therapist, Dr. Hartman-Stein also works with attorneys
and judges performing evaluations of older adults for guardianship purposes
or to determine testamentary capacity. She and her staff can help clients
and their families to solve problems such as:
- I am 60 years old and my memory isn't what it used to be. Are there
any techniques to help sharpen my memory skills?
- My brother and I cannot agree on how to care for our 85 year old mother.
She lives alone in a big house and gets quite confused. Can she continue
to live safely in her home or does she need an alternative living situation?
- My father has been paying some bills twice and others not at all.
His attorney suggested that we obtain a guardianship for dad; is this
- I've lost 15 pounds in the past several months -- I'm just not hungry.
A complete physical has found nothing wrong, yet I have no energy. What's
- My father, a retired professional, seems to be bored and irritable
since he retired last year. He doesn't want to get involved with our
local senior center, saying that's for a bunch of "old folks."
I'm worried that he's declining needlessly.
- My aunt's physician suspects she may have Alzheimer's disease. She
has no children and is anxious not to be a burden. How can we obtain
an accurate diagnosis and help with planning for her future?
- I can't believe I'm almost 50. My children will soon be in college.
My husband worries about his job. I'm thinking of changing careers.
Am I irritable because of Menopause? I need some help to cope with the
transitions of mid-life.
- I'm lonely and depressed. My 68 year old body is becoming "high
maintenance" with age. How can I cope with my getting
- Cognitive calisthenics/memory fitness