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The Practical Handbook of Clinical Gerontology
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The Practical Handbook of Clinical Gerontology

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September 1996 | 728 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

 
PART ONE: GENERAL ISSUES IN THE TREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY
Susan Krauss Whitbourne
Psychological Perspectives on the Normal Aging Process
Walter M Bortz II and Sharon Stewart Bortz
Prevention, Nutrition, and Exercise in the Aged
Ann L Horgas, Hans-Werner Wahl, and Margaret M Baltes
Dependency in Late Life
Jeanne L Tsai and Laura L Carstensen
Clinical Intervention with Ethnic Minority Elders
Susan Turk-Charles, Tara Rose, and Margaret Gatz
The Significance of Gender in the Treatment of Older Adults
Larry W Thompson and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
Practical Issues Related to Maintenance of Mental Health and Positive Well-Being in Family Caregivers
 
PART TWO: SPECIAL ISSUES IN ASSESSMENT
Barry A Edelstein and Elizabeth M Semenchuk
Interviewing Older Adults
Marshall B Kapp
Assessment of Competence to Make Medical Decisions
Michael D Franzen and Roy C Martin
Screening for Neuropsychological Impairment
Deborah W Frazer, Martin L Leicht, and Matt Dane Baker
Psychological Manifestations of Physical Disease in the Elderly
 
PART THREE: PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS
James R Youngjohn and Thomas H Crook III
Dementia
Joanne Marengo and Jerry F Westermeyer
Schizophrenia and Delusional Disorder
Rachel Wolfe, Jannay Morrow, and Barbara L Fredrickson
Mood Disorders in Older Adults
Jane E Fisher and James P Noll
Anxiety Disorders
Joseph G Liberto, David W Oslin, and Paul E Ruskin
Alcoholism in the Older Population
Kathryn Larsen Burgio and Julie L Locher
Urinary Incontinence
Jiska Cohen-Mansfield et al
Wandering and Aggression
Richard R Bootzin et al
Sleep Disturbances
 
PART FOUR: INTERFACING WITH GERIATRICS
Antonette M Zeiss and Ann M Steffen
Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams
The Basic Unit of Geriatric Care

 
Eleanor S Segal
Common Medical Problems in Geriatric Patients
Laura Mosqueda
Geriatric Rehabilitation
Jeanette Schneider
Geriatric Psychopharmacology

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ISBN: 9780803952379
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