This article first appeared in the Planned Giving section of Giving to Columbia. It is reposted here with the Office…
Complicated grief is an under-recognized mental health problem that affects million Americans, many of them elderly. Dr. Katherine Shear just now completed the first full-scale randomized clinical trial studying complicated grief in the elderly, which found that a new treatment approach encouraging patients to re-live the loss and reflect on its meaning is twice as successful as traditional depression therapy.
What is elder abuse and what are the signs that an older person is a victim of abuse? Adjunct professor Michael Friedman, along with Joy Solomon and Malya Kurzwell Levin, provide an overview.
In honor of Chinese New Year, we present highlights from the lecture series given by the Dean and several faculty during their trip to China in December.