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Psychological Problems of Ageing: Assessement, Treatment and Care

Psychological Problems of Ageing: Assessement, Treatment and Care

Robert T. Woods (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-97434-5

Aug 1999

368 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$95.95

Description

The understanding and treatment of the problems of ageing is a growing challenge for clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals. This book is directly focused on the training needs of such professionals; it brings together what they essentially need to know about the processes of normal ageing, the range of psychological problems that can arise, and the assessment, treatment and long-term care of ageing patients. The contributors are experts from the UK and USA, and the aim is to present evidence-based knowledge for training and best practice.


* Within this relatively concise volume the range of topics is wide
* From neuropsychological assessment to psychological therapies
* From individual problems to institutional issues, as well as family-based and community care
* From normal ageing to dementia, as well as major problems such as depression
"...would certainly recommend this book to buy for trainee or qualified clinical psychologists..." - Journal of Dementia Care
Intellectual Changes in Late Life (I. Stuart-Hamilton);
Identity Management in Later Life (P. Coleman);
Mental Health Problems in Late Life (R. Woods);
The Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (R. Morris);
Community Care -
Psychological Perspectives (C. Gilleard);
Family Caregiving -
Research and Clinical Intervention (S. Zarit & A. Edwards);
Institutional Care (R. Woods);
Psychological Assessment of Older People (R. Woods);
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (L. Dick, et al.);
Psychodynamic Therapy and Scientific Gerontology (B. Knight);
Psychological "Therapies" in Dementia (R. Woods)
...would certainly recommend this book to buy for trainee or qualified clinical psychologists..." (Journal of Dementia Care, September 2000)

This is a very good book and it is hard to see how psychologists can be without it" (Age Aging, Vol 29/5, 2000)

"...the book does a good job of maintaining a broad perspective, whilst covering...the important areas.." (Behaviour Research and Therapy, No.40, 2002)
  • Concise coverage of the whole field ie. normal ageing, mental health problems, treatment and care
  • Focus on community care and treatment
  • Well known lead author, with successful earlier text in this field.