American Bar Association
ABA CoLAP Senior Lawyers Committee
The Committee has released two reports:
- Working Paper on Cognitive Impairment and Cognitive Decline (https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/lawyer_assistance/ls_colap_working_paper_on_cognitive_imp.authcheckdam.pdf)
- NOBC-APRL-CoLAP Second Joint Committee Report on Aging Lawyers (https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/lawyer_assistance/ls_colap_nobc_aprl_colap_second_joint_committee_aging_lawyers.pdf)
Many other articles are available on the Senior Lawyers Committee site.
ABA Commission on Law and Aging
This webpage has a substantial collection of resources, including information on the assessment of capacity.
ABA Senior Lawyers Division
The Division publishes “Experience” magazine.
National Institute on Mental Illness
Older Adults and Depression
Articles and Publications
“Lawyers with Dementia” by Jill Sauber, Bench & Bar of Minnesota (October 2020).
Aging and Addiction: Helping Older Adults Overcome Alcohol or Medication Dependence, by Carol Colleran and Debra Jay
Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP) #26: Substance Abuse Among Older Adults
Get Connected: Linking Older Adults with Resources on Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health (2019 Edition)
“Depression in Older Adults: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment”
“Concerns About Cognitive Impairment and Older Lawyers” by Michael Jay Badger, Emil Jalonen, Michael Long, and Terry L. Harrell (June 1, 2015). https://www.americanbar.org/groups/senior_lawyers/publications/experience/2015/summer/concerns-cognitive-impairment-older-lawyers/
Recovery Programs for Older Adults
The listing of programs or resources is offered for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement.
A day program for adults 55 and older who have issues with addiction or dependency.
A Stillwater-based recovery program for adults 50 and older.