Resources

Aging

The National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging is a non-profit that is dedicated to help you age with confidence. Use their Age Well Planner to get personalized resources, tools, and expert help.

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The National Council on Aging

Staying healthy and financially secure as you age can be a challenge. Get the information and tools you need to manage your money, maintain your health, and improve your life.

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The National Council on Aging

They advocate for older adults and organizations that serve them. Get the latest news on public policy affecting older adults and aging programs, and find ways that you can take action.

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Alzheimer’s Association California Central Coast Chapter

They provide free education programs, support services and care consultations across Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties while also supporting critical research toward a cure.

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Alzheimer’s Association

No one should face Alzheimer’s alone.

Browse helpful information and resources for those living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
 

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CancerCare’s Older Adult Program provides information, resources and support to help older people and their loved ones better cope with cancer.

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From Health in Aging

What we really want is to live longer well, staying healthy enough to continue doing the things we love. While having good genes certainly helps, a growing body of research suggests that how well you age depends largely on you and what you do. Fortunately, research also finds that it is never too late to make changes that can help you live a longer and healthier life.

 

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Health and Human Services

Adopting healthy habits and behaviors, staying involved in your community, using preventive services, managing health conditions, and understanding all your medications can contribute to a productive and meaningful life.

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Health and Human Services

Staying in your own home as you get older is called “aging in place.” This article contains suggestions to help you find the help you need to continue to live independently.

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“Successful Aging” By Daniel J Levitin

A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives.

Successful Aging inspires a powerful new approach to how readers think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise. 

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Anxiety

American Psychological Association

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.

People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat.

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American Psychological Association

Anniversary dates of traumatic events can reactivate thoughts and feelings from the actual event, and survivors may experience peaks of anxiety and depression.

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American Psychological Association

Panic Disorder is a serious condition that around one out of every 75 people might experience. It usually appears during the teens or early adulthood, and while the exact causes are unclear, there does seem to be a connection with major life transitions that are potentially stressful: graduating from college, getting married, having a first child, and so on. There is also some evidence for a genetic predisposition; if a family member has suffered from panic disorder, you have an increased risk of suffering from it yourself, especially during a time in your life that is particularly stressful.

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American Psychological Association

This straightforward guide, filled with compelling case examples and easy to use techniques, will teach you to identify, reduce, eliminate, and prevent the negative effects of anxiety.

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Clinical Handbook of Fear and Anxiety:

Maintenance Processes and Treatment Mechanisms

The Clinical Handbook of Fear and Anxiety is a comprehensive guide to the understanding and treatment of clinical anxiety and related disorders. The editors’ transdiagnostic approach helps clinicians connect theory with the practical realities of mental health treatment.

 

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What is Anxiety? By: Psychology Today

Anxiety is both a mental and physical state of negative expectation. Mentally it is characterized by increased arousal and apprehension tortured into distressing worry, and physically by unpleasant activation of multiple body systems—all to facilitate response to an unknown danger, whether real or imagined.

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Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind – By Judson Brewer

We are living through one of the most anxious periods any of us can remember. Whether facing issues as public as a pandemic or as personal as having kids at home and fighting the urge to reach for the wine bottle every night, we are feeling overwhelmed and out of control. But in this timely book, Judson Brewer explains how to uproot anxiety at its source using brain-based techniques and small hacks accessible to anyone.

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