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Valuing Older People: Positive Psychological Practice

Valuing Older People: Positive Psychological Practice

Elspeth Stirling

ISBN: 978-0-470-68335-4

May 2010

224 pages

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$127.95

Description

This book examines the growing importance of positive psychology and its connection to later life.
  • Applies Social Role Valorisation (SVR) principles to care of older people, particularly those with seriously disabling conditions such as dementia, stroke, and multiple health problems
  • Provides a comprehensive body of positive principles and practical approaches for those who care for older people
  • Examines the impact of the devaluation of older people’s lives in the context of societies dependent on technology 
  • Demonstrates how more age-inclusive societies and open awareness of later-life issues are fundamental to strong communities, as well as to personal happiness and resilience

List of Tables and Figures vii

About the Author and Book ix

1 The Psychology and Ecology of Ageing 1

2 Preventive Psychology in Later Life 17

3 Assessment in the New Paradigm 47

4 New Paradigm Principles for Intervention 59

5 Older People with Cognitive Disabilities 87

6 New Paradigm Principles of Service Design 135

7 Psychological Therapies with Older People 155

References 189

Index 199

""In general, Valuing Older People fulfills its promise to provide a comprehensive overview of the challenges facing older people while simultaneously providing a new paradigm approach that both addresses the prejudice against this population as well as focuses on better understanding the whole person. This book will appeal to clinicians and caregivers who are interested in working with this population. Researchers may also find value in this book as a means of exploring possible areas of study."" (PsycCRITIQUES, February 2011)