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

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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

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

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"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

Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine

Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine
Author: Lesley Bowker,James Price,Sarah Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 707
Release: 2012-08-09
ISBN 10: 0199586098
ISBN 13: 9780199586097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine provides user-friendly advice in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians.

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,J Karel
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,Barry A. Edelstein,Laurie Dornbrand
Publsiher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 717
Release: 1996-06-24
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015035768079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Functional Performance in Older Adults

Functional Performance in Older Adults
Author: Bette Bonder,Vanina Dal Bello-Haas
Publsiher: F A Davis Company
Total Pages: 677
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780803616882
ISBN 13: 0803616880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Performance in Older Adults Book Review:

This is the ideal resource for rehabilitation professionals who are working with or preparing to work with older adults! It describes the normal aging process, illustrates how health and social factors can impede an aging person's abilities, and demonstrates how to develop mechanisms for maximizing the well-being of older adults.This resource incorporates terminology and concepts that reflect the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, adopted in May 2002 by the American Occupational Therapy Association Representative Assembly. It provides a broad context in which to under

The Wiley Handbook of Positive Clinical Psychology

The Wiley Handbook of Positive Clinical Psychology
Author: Alex M. Wood,Judith Johnson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1118468228
ISBN 13: 9781118468227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Edited by the founder of the field, this is the first handbook on positive clinical psychology—a revolutionary approach that places equal importance on both the positive and negative aspects of mental health and well-being. The first handbook on positive clinical psychology, a revolutionary approach that places equal importance on the positive and negative aspects of mental health and well-being Brings together new work from authorities in positive psychology and clinical psychology to offer an integrated examination of well-being as it relates to personality, psychopathology, psychological treatments, and more Discusses theory, research, and practice across a broad range of topics such as optimism, positive affect, well-being therapy, childhood well-being, evolutionary perspectives, and clinical implementation Contains essential information for researchers, instructors and practitioners in clinical psychology, positive psychology, mental health, and well-being in general

Handbook of Geriatric Care Management

Handbook of Geriatric Care Management
Author: Cress
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2015-11-02
ISBN 10: 1284078981
ISBN 13: 9781284078985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and practical guide for care managers that addresses the multiple needs of aging adults and their families. An ideal teaching tool, it guides students and professionals along the journey of becoming a successful care manager. New to this edition are two new chapters on working with older veterans and helping clients with depression. Completely updated and revised, the Fourth Edition provides updated ethics and standards, a focus on credentialing and certification, numerous case studies, sample forms and letters, and tips for building and growing a care manager business.

Handbook of Dementia

Handbook of Dementia
Author: Peter A. Lichtenberg,Daniel L. Murman,Alan M. Mellow
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2004-05-03
ISBN 10: 0471690414
ISBN 13: 9780471690412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia
Author: Lisa D. Ravdin,Heather L. Katzen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2012-09-14
ISBN 10: 1461431050
ISBN 13: 9781461431053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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With the aging of the baby boomers and medical advances that promote longevity, older adults are rapidly becoming the fastest growing segment of the population. As the population ages, so does the incidence of age related disorders. Many predict that 15% - 20% of the baby-boomer generation will develop some form of cognitive decline over the course of their lifetime, with estimates escalating to up to 50% in those achieving advanced age. Although much attention has been directed at Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, it is estimated that nearly one third of those cases of cognitive decline result from other neuropathological mechanisms. In fact, many patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease likely have co-morbid disorders that can also influence cognition (i.e., vascular cognitive impairment), suggesting mixed dementias are grossly under diagnosed. The Clinical Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia is a unique work that provides clinicians with expert guidance and a hands-on approach to neuropsychological practice with older adults. The book will be divided into two sections, the first addressing special considerations for the evaluation of older adults, and the second half focusing on common referral questions likely to be encountered when working with this age group. The authors of the chapters are experts and are recognized by their peers as opinion leaders in their chosen chapter topics. The field of neuropsychology has played a critical role in developing methods for early identification of late life cognitive disorders as well as the differential diagnosis of dementia. Neuropsychological assessment provides valuable clinical information regarding the nature and severity of cognitive symptoms associated with dementia. Each chapter will reinforce the notion that neuropsychological measures provide the clinician with sensitive tools to differentiate normal age-related cognitive decline from disease-associated impairment, aid in differential diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction in older adults, as well as identify cognitive deficits most likely to translate into functional impairments in everyday life.

Dementia and Social Work Practice

Dementia and Social Work Practice
Author: Carole B. Cox
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2007-04-15
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015069376617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Gerontology

Handbook of Gerontology
Author: James A. Blackburn,Catherine N. Dulmus
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2007-07-16
ISBN 10: 9780470125717
ISBN 13: 0470125713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A multidisciplinary resource that combines the latest research with the best practices for working with older adults The Handbook of Gerontology: Evidence-Based Approaches to Theory, Practice, and Policy provides an essential source of important theoretical and applied information on gerontology for all mental health professionals interested in optimizing the health and well-being of older adults. Interdisciplinary and incorporating the most current evidence-based practices in its focus, this timely book considers the many factors that affect the way this growing population experiences the world-and provides a positive and proactive guide to administering care. Integrating the latest research findings with important practice implications for working with an older client population, the Handbook of Gerontology draws on a multidisciplinary team of expert contributors who provide coverage and insight into a diverse range of topics, including: A global perspective on aging Elder abuse Family caregiving Parenting grandchildren Depression Substance abuse Alzheimer's disease Successful aging and personality Biological and cognitive aspects and theories of aging An exceptional resource for practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and students, the Handbook of Gerontology is essential reading for anyone who works with older adults.

Handbook of Geriatric Assessment

Handbook of Geriatric Assessment
Author: Joseph J. Gallo,Terry Fulmer,William Reichel,Gregory J. Paveza
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780763726157
ISBN 13: 076372615X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Emotional Disorders in Later Life

Handbook of Emotional Disorders in Later Life
Author: Ken Laidlaw,Bob Knight
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780198569459
ISBN 13: 0198569459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Emotional Disorders in Later Life Book Review:

Although perceptions of ageing have changed over the last few decades, for practitioners working with older people, emotional problems remain a major factor of health and happiness in later life. This handbook provides a concise guide to best practice in therapy with older people, for a wide range of mental health professionals.

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry
Author: James E. Spar,Asenath La Rue
Publsiher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015064138046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry Book Review:

This single-volume reference covers topics from depression to dementia and suggests that psychiatrists working with older people must sometimes be willing to play a generalists role, combining routine medical management with psychiatric interventions or helping with social or situational problems.

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing
Author: Robert T. Woods,Linda Clare
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2015-06-22
ISBN 10: 1119054710
ISBN 13: 9781119054719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing Book Review:

The first authoritative reference on clinical psychology and aging, the Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing was universally regarded as a landmark publication when it was first published in 1996. Fully revised and updated, the Second Edition retains the breadth of coverage of the original, providing a complete and balanced picture of all areas of clinical research and practice with older people. Contributions from the UK, North America, Scandinavia and Australia provide a broad overview of the psychology of aging, psychological problems (including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and dementia), the current social service context, and assessment and intervention techniques.

Teaching Aging

Teaching Aging
Author: Nancy P. Kropf,Catherine J. Tompkins
Publsiher: Council on Social Work Education
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050400467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Clinical Sociology

Handbook of Clinical Sociology
Author: Howard M. Rebach,John G. Bruhn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461512174
ISBN 13: 9781461512172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Clinical Sociology Book Review:

Clinical sociology is an action-oriented field that seeks to prevent, reduce, or resolve the seemingly overwhelming number of social problems confronting modern society. In an extensive revision of the first edition of this classic text and reference, published by Plenum in 1990, the editors have assembled a distinguished roster of contributors to address such topics as theory and practice; intervention at various levels of social organization; specific kinds of sociological practice; social problems; and the process of becoming a clinical sociologist.

APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology
Author: Peter A. Lichtenberg,Benjamin T. Mast
Publsiher: APA Handbooks in Psychology
Total Pages: 1424
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781433818042
ISBN 13: 1433818043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In two volumes, the APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology offers a well-balanced scientist-practitioner approach, with chapters that succinctly review empirical research across a broad range of areas and offer practical approaches for the application of theory to everyday practice with the aging population. The handbook reviews the history of clinical geropsychology and geropsychology practice, to help the reader better understand how the field has grown over the past 30 plus years and to assess the several directions in which it is headed. Chapter authors highlight strength-based approaches to human development and aging, review the status of evidence-based treatment, explore the interface of geriatric medicine and clinical psychotherapy, review several ""normal aging"" areas of research, and discuss such common psychological, neurological, and other medical issues common in aging as depression, late-life anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, alcohol abuse and substance misuse, suicidal behaviour, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's, and many more. The reader will not only gain knowledge about foundational competencies in the field of clinical geropsychology, but will also find a treasure of information related to assessment, intervention, and consultation in this continually evolving field.

Handbook of Geriatric Nursing Care

Handbook of Geriatric Nursing Care
Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 662
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781582551432
ISBN 13: 158255143X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Geriatric Nursing Care Book Review:

The Second Edition of this A-to-Z guide covers a wide range of areas of concern pertaining to the growing geriatric population. Completely reviewed, updated and expanded, it includes more than 150 illustrations and charts. This text invites readers to investigate more than 200 disorders and age-oriented issues, such as lab value changes, sexuality, grief and loss, alternative therapies and cultural influences on compliance, self-care and recovery. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, this manual covers Alzheimer's, cataract removal treatments, and many other new and expanded topics.