Older adults with more severe behavioral symptoms, including agitation, aggression, and disinhibition, are more likely to become divorced than those with less severe symptoms. However, increasing stages of dementia are associated with a low likelihood of divorce, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE by Joan Monin of the Yale School of Public Health and colleagues.
- May 05, 2023
Responding to dementia symptoms can be stressful, especially for spousal partners. But care often is lacking for the caregivers themselves.
- May 05, 2023
The ALS Association has awarded Assistant Professor Chelsey R. Carter and Associate Professor Joan K. Monin $50,000 in funding to study amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
- March 02, 2023
Researchers found persons living with dementia and multiple chronic conditions enjoyed the health priorities identification process and appreciated having their care partner present and actively listening.
- January 02, 2023
As the global population ages, people providing care for more than one family member or close other across adulthood is becoming increasingly common. Yet little is known about the ways prior caregiving experiences shape an individual’s future preparedness when it comes to caring for additional people living with dementia.
- January 24, 2022
Julie Averbach, a double major in Psychology and the History of Art at Yale College, became interested in the link between art and mental health in older adults during the pandemic.
- August 13, 2019
A new YSPH study finds that in older marriages, husbands benefit more from mutual caregiving than wives and wives feel more distressed in such relationships.
- March 03, 2019
People fall in love for many reasons — similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But if they marry and stay together, their long-term happiness may depend on their individual genes or those of their spouse, says a new study led by Yale School of Public Health researchers.
- February 25, 2019
Two researchers in the Yale School of Public Health's Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences have received sizable grants to study potential interventions for adult caregivers and individuals with depression.
- November 30, 2018
Lynn and her husband Frank enrolled in a research study involving stress-reduction techniques in older adult couples.