Psychological Problems of Ageing: Assessment, Treatment and Care

Author: Woods, Robert T.


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  • ISBN: 9780471974345
  • Author: Woods, Robert T.
  • Publ Date: 1999-05-26
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 368
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 5975

Table of Contents :

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)


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


"...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)


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