Older Adults


It is estimated that about 20 percent of Americans aged 55 and older experience specific mental disorders that are not part of "normal" aging.

Source:  Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health, 1999, ch 5

University of Iowa Center on Aging

Lots of good Iowa-specific as well as national resources here

Iowa Coalition on Mental Health & Aging

Established in 2005 to meet the needs of older Iowans with mental illnesses

Connecting you to Iowa's aging and disability resources

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health and Aging
Provides expert information on mental health and aging.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Works to address issues to help older adults with mental illnesses live independent, dignified lives in the community.

State Aging Trends and Indicators

A very rich data resource for a wide variety of aging issues.