Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology

Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology
Author: Peter A. Lichtenberg
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2010-08-20
ISBN 10: 9780080959726
ISBN 13: 0080959725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology Book Review:

New trends in mental healthcare practice and a rapid increase in the aged population are causing an explosion in the fields of clinical gerontology and geropsychology today. This comprehensive second edition handbook offers clinicians and graduate students clear guidelines and reliable tools for assessing general mental health, cognitive functioning, functional age, psychosocial health, comorbidity, behavior deficits, and more. Psychopathology, behavioral disorders, changes in cognition, and changes in everyday functioning are addressed in full, and a wide range of conditions and disorders common to this patient population are covered. Each chapter provides an empirical review of assessment instruments, assessment scales in their totality, a review of how these instruments are used with and adapted for different cultural groups, illustration of assessments through case studies, and information on how to utilize ongoing assessment in treatment and/or treatment planning. This combination of elements will make the volume the definitive assessment source for clinicians working with elderly patients. The most comprehensive source of up-to-date data on gerontological assessment, with review articles covering: psychopathology, behavioral disorders, changes in cognition, and changes in everyday functioning Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single source, saving researchers and clinicians time in obtaining and translating information and improving the level of further research and care they can provide Chapters directly address the range of conditions and disorders most common for this patient population - i.e. driving ability, mental competency, sleep, nutrition, sexual functioning, demntias, elder abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, etc Fully informs readers regarding conditions most commonly encountered in real world treatment of an elderly patient population Each chapter cites case studies to illustrate assessment techniques Exposes reader to real-world application of each assessment discussed

Handbook of Clinical Gerontology

Handbook of Clinical Gerontology
Author: Laura L. Carstensen,Barry A. Edelstein
Publsiher: Pergamon
Total Pages: 436
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040508015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology
Author: Nancy A. Pachana,Ken Laidlaw
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1128
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0199663173
ISBN 13: 9780199663170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology Book Review:

"The Oxford Handbook of Geropsychology provides students and experienced clinicians and clinical researchers alike with a comprehensive and contemporary overview of developments in the field of geropsychology. Informed by an international perspective, the introductory section covers demographics, meta-analyses in geropsychology, social capital and gender, cognitive development, and ageing. Sections on assessment and formulation include chapters on interviewing older people, psychological assessment strategies, capacity and suicidal ideation, and understanding long term care environments. Psychological distress and their causes are reviewed with chapters focusing upon late-life depression and anxiety, psychosis, and personality disorders. In this section, neuropsychiatric approaches to working with older people and risk factors relating to cognitive health are reviewed. Intervention strategies covered include cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and family therapy. Interprofessional teamwork and aspects of work with persons with dementia (PwD), caregivers, and care staff, are also covered. Chapters on interventions address specific populations such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older persons, people with physical and psychological comorbidities, and those experiencing grief and bereavement. Finally, this Handbook explores new horizons, including positive ageing, exercise and health promotion, and the use of new media such as online and virtual reality interactive technologies in clinical research and practice with older adults." -- From the Amazon

Handbook of Geriatric Assessment

Handbook of Geriatric Assessment
Author: Joseph J. Gallo
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780763730567
ISBN 13: 0763730564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gerontological Social Work

Gerontological Social Work
Author: Matthias J. Naleppa,William James Reid
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780231115865
ISBN 13: 0231115865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gerontological Social Work Book Review:

This eminently practical book applies the task-centered model to gerontological practice across various settings (community based, hospital based, home healthcare, etc.). The book features in-depth coverage of specific client problems, such as physical or mental health, caregiving, home and personal safety, senior living, and long-term care arrangements. A series of task planners offer a menu of possible actions that can resolve or alleviate a designated problem.

The Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology
Author: Paul Kennedy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN 10: 0199733988
ISBN 13: 9780199733989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology Book Review:

Rehabilitation psychology is one of the fastest growing fields in applied psychology. In this book the editor has successfully brought together a range of well established international and experienced researchers and practitioners to provide a guide to best practice, clinical management, and the wider professional themes and issues.

Psychological Assessment of Veterans

Psychological Assessment of Veterans
Author: Dr. Shane S. Bush
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-07-30
ISBN 10: 019998574X
ISBN 13: 9780199985746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychological Assessment of Veterans Book Review:

Psychological assessment is practiced in wide-ranging settings to address the varied clinical and administrative needs of veteran populations. Such assessment blends record review, clinical interviews of the veteran and collateral sources of information, behavioral observations, and psychological testing. This book promotes the care and well-being of veterans by bringing together knowledgeable and experienced psychologists to discuss a range of psychological assessment methods and procedures. It aims to help patients and their families, healthcare providers, and concerned citizens gain an improved understanding of veterans' cognitive functioning, emotional states, personality traits, behavioral patterns, and daily functioning. The book begins with a history of the psychological assessment of veterans and investigates its efficacy in different settings, including outpatient mental health, long-term care, primary care, home-based primary care, and telemental health. Later chapters address assessment of a variety of disorders or presenting problems, including substance use disorders, psychotic disorders, mood disorders and suicidal thoughts and behavior, PTSD and other anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, dementia, pain and pain-related disorders, and polytrauma. The book concludes with important special considerations, including assessment of symptom and performance validity, assessment of homeless veterans and health-related quality of life, and ethical, legal, and professional issues. Psychological Assessment of Veterans provides an essential reference and guide for clinical psychologists, including those working in the subspecialties, and psychology trainees who work with veterans.

Assessing And Treating Late life Depression A Casebook And Resource Guide

Assessing And Treating Late life Depression  A Casebook And Resource Guide
Author: Michele J Karel,Suzanne Ogland-hand,Margaret Gatz
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-04-30
ISBN 10: 9780786746736
ISBN 13: 0786746734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing And Treating Late life Depression A Casebook And Resource Guide Book Review:

Not only is depression among the elderly treatable but, given its increase in incidence and a rapidly aging population, it is a critical issue for the mental-health and medical communities. The authors review the range of late-life depressive syndromes and the strategies for assessing and treating them, and illustrate the problems and principles with fourteen extended case studies-rare in the geropsychology literature and the core of the book. They also provide a guide to medications, screening tools, innovative models, and supplementary resources, invaluable tools for mental-health professionals and medical practitioners alike.

The Practical Handbook of Clinical Gerontology

The Practical Handbook of Clinical Gerontology
Author: Laura L. Carstensen
Publsiher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 717
Release: 1996-06-24
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015035768079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practical Handbook of Clinical Gerontology Book Review:

Providing a unique combination of perspectives, treatment approaches and expertise, The Practical Handbook of Clinical Gerontology explores issues relevant to practitioners who work with the elderly. In 22 accessible chapters, renowned contributors - representing fields such as psychology, medicine, neuropsychology, nursing and law - examine what is known about specific disorders and discuss treatment techniques and the development of intervention plans.

Handbook of Research on Geriatric Health Treatment and Care

Handbook of Research on Geriatric Health  Treatment  and Care
Author: Prasad, Barre Vijaya,Akbar, Shamsi
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2018-03-30
ISBN 10: 1522534814
ISBN 13: 9781522534815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Geriatric Health Treatment and Care Book Review:

Mental and physical disorders are common in old age but frequently remain undetected and untreated. Managing treatment and controlling symptoms of these disorders is imperative to the longevity and quality of life of patients. The Handbook of Research on Geriatric Health, Treatment, and Care provides emerging research on promoting health in older adults by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities. By highlighting topics such as alternative treatment, clinical diagnosis, and positive psychology, this publication explores the methods and approaches of identifying and diagnosing epidemiological factors that contribute to geriatric health issues. This book is an important resource for healthcare professionals, academicians, medical practitioners, researchers, and students seeking current research on the methods and strategies for maintaining healthy and successful care for the elderly.

Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine

Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine
Author: Lesley Bowker,James Price,Sarah Smith
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2012-08-09
ISBN 10: 0191629995
ISBN 13: 9780191629990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine Book Review:

In an ageing population, geriatric medicine has become central to general practice, and to emergency and general internal medicine in the hospital setting. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians. Fully updated, this second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine includes all the information required to deliver effective geriatric care. Guidance is given on a range of key treatment areas, indicating where practice differs from that of younger adults or is ill informed by evidence, where dangers lurk for the inexperienced clinician, and on the many ethical and clinical dilemmas common in geriatric practice. This accessible handbook is essential reading for all junior doctors and specialist trainees in geriatric medicine and general internal medicine, and for all medical and nursing staff who manage older people.

Diagnostic Interviewing

Diagnostic Interviewing
Author: Michel Hersen,Samuel M. Turner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 1475749635
ISBN 13: 9781475749632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic Interviewing Book Review:

This volume represents a clear, jargon-free overview of diagnostic categories with helpful hints regarding a psychiatric interview. Completely revised and updated, detailing current innovations in theory and practice, including recent changes in the DSM-IV.

Dementia and Social Work Practice

Dementia and Social Work Practice
Author: Carole B. Cox, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2007-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780826101082
ISBN 13: 0826101089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dementia and Social Work Practice Book Review:

"Practical coverage of driving, day care, support groups, and respite is particularly welcome. This is a good book to have available, not just for social work faculty and students, but also for those in the health sciences, psychology, and sociology. It will be a useful resource for professionals coping with the increasing problems for family and community that an aging population and the epidemic of Alzheimer's disease bring with them....Recommended. Lower-level undergraduate through professionals/practitioners."--Choice Beyond the immediate and devastating effects dementia can have on individuals and their quality of life are the strains that are placed on the families, caregivers, and communities that support them. Social workers are in a unique position to address all these issues at the same time that they provide care for individuals with dementia. To facilitate the entrance of social workers into this area of care, Carol B. Cox has edited a volume of expert articles on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of dementia. . Readers will learn the latest assessment instruments, as well as how to distinguish between Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's dementias. Intervention strategies for every stage of dementia are presented. The effects of culture and diversity on the treatment of persons with dementia are examined, including examples of successful programs from several countries. The benefits and drawbacks of adult day services, community care, and residential care are discussed. Finally, a discussion of the legal, financial, and psychological stresses faced by caregivers of those with dementia rounds out this much needed text.

Aging in America 3 volumes

Aging in America  3 volumes
Author: John C. Cavanaugh,Christine K. Cavanaugh
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 867
Release: 2009-12-14
ISBN 10: 0313350949
ISBN 13: 9780313350948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging in America 3 volumes Book Review:

This three-volume set provides insightful and understandable summaries of the state-of-the-art studies of aging—the most important social demographic issue facing America today. • Each chapter contains a full reference section • 28 charts and tables convey demographic data

Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology
Author: Michel Hersen,Vincent B. Van Hasselt
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 574
Release: 1998-08-31
ISBN 10: 9780306456619
ISBN 13: 0306456613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology Book Review:

Over the last two decades, the number of persons over 65 has increased by 65%. Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology focuses attention on how the contributions of clinical psychology address the problems faced by this enormous population. In the first part, chapters cover a historical perspective, clinical geropsychology and U.S. federal policy, psychodynamic issues, and other key topics. Part II details assessment and treatment for a wide range of disorders affecting the elderly. Part III considers such special issues as family caregiving, minority issues, physical activity, and elder abuse and neglect.

Gerontological Practice for the Twenty first Century

Gerontological Practice for the Twenty first Century
Author: Virginia E. Richardson,Amanda S. Barusch
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2005-12-07
ISBN 10: 0231510713
ISBN 13: 9780231510714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gerontological Practice for the Twenty first Century Book Review:

Gerontological Practice for the Twenty-first Century meets the need for state-of-the-art information on practice approaches with older patients that are age-specific and empirically based, blend "micro" and "macro" views, and reflect current themes in the aging and social work fields. The book is designed as a text for students and as a professional resource for practitioners. Clearly written, the book offers an expert and comprehensive review of the current literature and focuses on issues relating to the most vulnerable older people. Gerontological Practice for the Twenty-first Century also features case illustrations throughout and brief end-of-chapter questions for review. The book has four parts. Part 1 reviews current and classic theories of aging and proposes an original framework for an integrative approach to practice with older people that incorporates both individual and policy-level interventions. The approach is based on current themes such as a life course perspective, heterogeneity, diversity, and inequality. Part 2 covers such common and important psychological problems among older individuals, as anxiety, depression, suicide, substance abuse, and dementia, and describes appropriate, evidence-based interventions. Part 3 considers the social psychological picture by discussing working with older families, end-of-life care, bereavement, and work and retirement. Part 4 focuses on core sociopolitical issues in the lives of older people: economic policy, poverty, health policy, quality-of-life concerns, and social services. Current, authoritative, and original, this single-volume gerontology resource will be of valuable use to graduate students and practitioners.

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry
Author: James E. Spar,Asenath La Rue
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2007-04-02
ISBN 10: 9781585626533
ISBN 13: 1585626538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry Book Review:

Because limited training in geriatric psychiatry has tended to give insufficient attention to mental health care for the elderly, clinicians often need help when assessing and treating problems specific to older clients. Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry provides a single-volume reference that covers the full range of such problems, from depression to dementia. It shows that psychiatrists working with older people must sometimes be willing to play a generalist's role, combining routine medical management with psychiatric interventions or helping with social or situational problems. Drs. Spar and La Rue review the effects of aging on cognitive performance, including clinical presentations of memory loss and medication-induced symptoms of mental disorder. They offer practical guidance to help the clinician not only diagnose and treat these conditions but also address such issues as evaluating competency for informed consent. Enhanced by numerous charts and tables for easy reference, the book boasts a broad range of coverage: • Guidelines to differential diagnosis of depression -- laboratory tests, psychological tests, and symptom rating scales -- along with insights on new directions in psychotherapy, including intervention within primary care. • Assessment of both selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and non-SSRIs as first-line agents for depression, citing advantages and disadvantages of specific drugs, plus advice on switching or combining antidepressants.• Discussion of the effective use of electroconvulsive therapy -- particularly the use of brief-pulse, bilateral electrode placement -- as well as experimental therapies such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and vagal nerve stimulation. • Guidance in cognitive mental status examinations and brief screening tools for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, focusing on the Mini-Mental State Exam and summarizing advanced and experimental diagnostics such as single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography. • Appraisal of psychosocial therapies for patients with Alzheimer's Disease, such as behavior modification and reminiscence therapy, plus use of cholinesterase inhibitors for treatment of cognitive deficits.• Review of approaches to anxiety disorders, including differential diagnosis of phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder, with a focus on psychosocial-behavior therapy and medications of choice. With life expectancies increasing, people over 85 already constitute one of the fastest growing demographics -- and the number of older people with mental disorders is rising as well. Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry explains how working effectively with older adults requires a blending of specialized knowledge with a flexible approach to the patient -- and shows how to bring that about in daily practice.

Psychological Treatment of Older Adults

Psychological Treatment of Older Adults
Author: Lee Hyer
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2013-10-17
ISBN 10: 0826195911
ISBN 13: 9780826195913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Psychologists Desk Reference

Psychologists  Desk Reference
Author: Gerald P. Koocher,John C. Norcross,Sam S. Hill III
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2004-11-18
ISBN 10: 0198037171
ISBN 13: 9780198037170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychologists Desk Reference Book Review:

Here is the revised and expanded edition of the indispensable companion for every mental health practitioner. Improved over the first edition by input and feedback from clinicians and program directors, the Psychologists' Desk Reference, Second Edition presents an even larger variety of information required in daily practice in one easy-to-use resource. Covering the entire spectrum of practice issues--from diagnostic codes, practice guidelines, treatment principles, and report checklists, to insight and advice from today's most respected clinicians--this peerless reference gives fingertip access to the entire range of current knowledge. Intended for use by all mental health professionals, the Desk Reference covers assessment and diagnosis, testing and psychometrics, treatment and psychotherapy, ethical and legal issues, practice management and insurance, and professional resources. Chapters have been clearly written by master clinicians and include easy-to-read checklists and tables as well as helpful advice. Filled with information psychologists use everyday, the Psychologists' Desk Reference, Second Edition will be the most important and widely used volume in the library of psychologists, social workers, and counselors everywhere. This new edition features: -Thoroughly revised chapters by the field's leaders. -29 entirely new chapters, now totaling 140. -Sections reorganized to be smaller and more specific, making topics easier to find. -A listing of valuable Internet sites in each chapter. -Increased emphasis on evidence-based practices. A companion website containing graphics, illustrations, tables, primary resources, extensive bibliographies, links to related sites, and much more.

Geriatric Neurology

Geriatric Neurology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2019-12-18
ISBN 10: 0128051418
ISBN 13: 9780128051412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geriatric Neurology Book Review:

Geriatric Neurology, Volume 167, serves as an update on the basic biological and behavioral mechanisms underlying the aging process, with an emphasis on neurological aging and state-of-the-art reviews on our understanding of vascular, cognitive, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases in the elderly. Developed with an eye to providing both the basic underpinnings of age-related changes and the clinical information necessary to aid in diagnostics and treatment, the book serves as a useful volume for students, basic and translational scientists, and practicing clinicians on how to understand and treat common neurological disorders in the elderly. Reviews the foundations of geriatric neurology, including the fundamentals of age associated changes in molecular biology, altered pharmacokinetics and psychopharmacology that make drug therapy in the elderly different from younger patients Contains major advances in our understanding of neurodegenerative diseases Features contributions from world leaders in geriatric neurology–the broadest, most expert coverage available