It is estimated that about 20 percent
of Americans aged 55 and older experience specific mental
disorders that are not part of "normal" aging.
Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health, 1999, ch 5
of Iowa Center on Aging
of good Iowa-specific as well as national resources here
Coalition on Mental Health & Aging
in 2005 to meet the needs of older Iowans with mental illnesses
Connecting you to Iowa's
aging and disability resources
Mental Health Foundation
Health and Aging
Provides expert information on mental health and aging.
Center for Mental Health Law
to address issues to help older adults with mental illnesses
live independent, dignified lives in the community.
Aging Trends and Indicators
very rich data resource for a wide variety of aging issues.