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Older People and Their Needs: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

Older People and Their Needs: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

Gianetta Corley

ISBN: 978-1-861-56083-4

Sep 1999

220 pages

Select type: Paperback


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The final decades of the human lifespan are undeniably complex and challenging, both for individuals themselves, and for those who care for them. With contributions from academic and health care professionals, informal and family carers, this book provides a rich resource of debate and practical ideas on how to prepare for dignity and quality of life during those years.

As well as addressing issues of physical independence, mobility, nutrition, continence, and dementia care, the book also suggests innovative ideas for financial planning and maintaining family and community networks. The identity and social roles of older people are explored and there is a particular focus on relationships and communication.


Bereavement: A Natural Part of the Life Cycle.

Health, Wealth and Happiness; Studies in Financial Gerontology.

Nutrition Issues in Older People.

Podiatric Problems in the Older Person.

Nursing the Elderly Person: A Community Perspective.

Grandparenting; Implications of the Role for Community Carers.

Psychotherapy with Older People.


Psychobiography: Fingerprints of a Lifetime.

Occupational Therapy with Older People.

Independence and Rehabilitation.

Family Care: How Do I Cope?

Quality of Formal Care Services for People with Dementia.

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