About the authors

Dr. Leonard Kaye and Dr. Cliff Singer

Dr. Lenard Kaye and Dr. Cliff Singer

Dr. Cliff Singer

Dr. Cliff Singer is a geriatrician and psychiatrist who is Chief of Geriatric Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry at Acadia Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine in Orono. In 2005, he was given a special award from the Oregon Department of Health and Human Services for his contributions to older adults with dementia and mental illness. He has been voted to the “Best Doctors in America” list every year since 2003, and has made national television and radio appearances speaking on topics related to aging. He has published 32 papers and 16 book chapters and given more than 300 presentations at regional and national meetings.

Dr. Lenard Kaye

Dr. Lenard W. Kaye is Professor of Social Work at the University of Maine School of Social Work and Director of the UMaine Center on Aging.

A prolific writer in the field of health care and aging, he has published approximately 130 journal articles and book chapters and 13 books on specialized topics in aging including healthy aging, home health care, productive aging, rural practice, family caregiving, controversial issues in aging, support groups for older women, and congregate housing. His pioneering research and writing on older men’s caregiving experiences and help-seeking behaviors, is widely recognized and frequently cited. His most recent book is a self-help guide for mid-life and older men on healthy, active aging published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Dr. Kaye recently served on the National Advisory Committee for Rural Health and Human Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service as well as the advisory boards of a wide range of national and local health and human service programs serving older adults. He is a National Research Mentor for the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Scholars Program, a Research Scientist at Eastern Maine Medical Center, and Past President of both the Maine and New York State Gerontological Societies. He is the Past Chair of the National Association of Social Worker’s Section on Aging, sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work and Geriatric Care Management Journal, and is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.