Behavioral Gerontology is the application of behavior analysis to age-related issues. Behavior analysts can work directly with seniors or with care staff to implement sustainable, non-pharmacological supports to enhance quality of life and care services, decrease challenging behaviors, maintain daily life skills, implement memory and language programs, preserve medication adherence, and prolong independence.
Behavioral Gerontology is one of many applied behavior analysis (ABA) subspecialties. To learn more about ABA and its application in other subspecialties, check out the About Behavior Analysis web page.
Behavioral Gerontology Subspecialty Fact Sheet
Behavioral Gerontology is one of several ABA subspecialty fact sheets produced by the BACB in partnership with subject matter experts (SMEs).
Each fact sheet also includes a list of additional resources and reading materials for those who wish to learn more.
This resource may be freely distributed and hosted online.