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Geriatrics COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 represents a major problem for older persons. In addition, social isolation can increase the loneliness epidemic. The Geriatrics program at St Louis University provides this information to update older persons on the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

 Articles, Podcasts, and Interview Resources

Date Title Speaker(s)/Author(s) Link
 June 2, 2020  History of Pandemics John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch. History of Pandemics
May 11, 2020

Using Telehealth Groups to Combat Loneliness in Older Adults Through COVID-19

Max Zubatsky, Ph.D., LMFT, Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. and John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch.

Journal of American Geriatrics Society
May 4, 2020

A Brief but Spectacular Look  at COVID-19 in Older Persons

John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch.

COVID-19 in Older Persons
April 30, 2020 Editorial: Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older Adults  During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Gerontological Social Work

Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. and John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch.

Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Gerontological Social Work
April 27, 2020 Aging in the Time of COVID-19

John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch

Aging in the Time of COVID-19
April 24, 2020 Loneliness and Social Isolation  Among Older Adults: How Can We Provide Support?

Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.., L.C.S.W.

Michael Creedon Annual Lecture on Aging, A.T. Still University
April 11, 2020 KTRS Elder Talk with Tucker Allen

John E. Morley , M.D., B.Ch.

KTRS Elder Talk
April 13, 2020 Grief During the COVID-19 Pandemic:  Considerations for Palliative Care Providers Cara L. Wallace, Ph.D., LMSW, APHSW-C1, Stephanie P. Wladkowski, Ph.D., LMSW, APHSW-C2, Allison Gibson, Ph.D., MSW, LISW3, Patrick White, M.D., HMDC, FACP, FAAHPM4 JPSM Journal
March 16, 2020 Breitbart News: Older Persons and the COVID-19 Pandemic John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch. Breitbart News
March 25, 2020 How to Combat Isolation and Loneliness Among Seniors During the COVID-19 Outbreak Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., LCSW St. Louis On the Air
March 31, 2020



Nursing Homes Struggle with Coronavirus Prevention John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch. St. Louis On The Air
Spring 2020 Aging Successfully Article Older Persons and the COVID-19 Pandemic John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch. COVID-19 Update
Spring 2020 Journal of Nutritional Health and Aging Editorial: COVID-19 and Older Adults John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch. and Bruno Vellas,  M.D. COVID-19 and Older Adults

The links above provide access to interviews, podcasts, Zoom broadcasts, and documents on helping older persons and their caregivers cope during the COVID-19 pandemic.