The Albany Guardian Society 2019 Fall Institute Catalog is now available.

Our Institute offers a series of educational programs that will allow you to learn more about aging-related topics in the following categories:

  • Caregiving
  • Community Engagement
  • Health & Wellness
  • Housing
  • Professional Development
  • Technology

Detailed information on each of the programs being offered is available in our catalog. There is no charge to attend our Institute programs, however, registration is required. 

View our 2019 Fall Institute Catalog

                     We intend to continually expand our course offerings and we welcome your thoughts about additional programs you believe would be beneficial to our community. 
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 518.434.2140.

Ken HarrisExecutive DirectorAlbany Guardian Society

Combatting depression

Mental health is extremely important in PD. Although common in other chronic diseases, research suggests that depression and anxiety are even more common in PD. It is estimated that at least 50 percent of those diagnosed with PD will experience some form of depression during their illness, and up to 40 percent will experience an anxiety disorder. 

The Parkinson’s Foundation Parkinson’s Outcomes Project found that taken together, mood, depression and anxiety have the greatest impact on health status, even more than the motor impairments commonly associated with the disease. 

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