Gerontopsychology and Gerontopsychiatry

  • Aging well and continuing to be active are often regarded as THE goals in life, from individual, family, community, and population perspectives. This implies good health and physical fitness, good cognitive and positive emotional-motivational functioning, and social participation and engagement.Increasing life expectancy by means of biomedical advances is not on its own enough, however. Research s…

  • Are you a health care professional who comes into regular contact with people with Alzheimer’s disease, other dementia syndromes, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI)? Then this compact guide to psychotherapy on the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of dementia is for you.A compact how-to reference for health professionals in their daily workThe latest evidence-based findings on diagnosis, asse…

  • Psychologists will have to play a leading role in dealing with the societal and personal implications of an aging population. This outstanding volume by leading experts shows how, by means of a comprehensive overview of the latest research into aging, its effects, and its implications for science, training, and profession.Leading experts from throughout Europe provide a fascinating overview of the…

  • This practical book is aimed at providing training and guidance for staff members in long-term care facilities. The goal is to help staff understand and solve the wide range of psychiatric and behavioral problems which are encountered on a day-to-day basis. It not only is especially helpful for frontline health aids who work most closely with the residents, and for supervisors and administrators, …

  • Suicide among older people is a significant problem, but one that has tended to be neglected in recent years. And in an age where populations and cultures are becoming increasingly mixed due to migration and globalization, it is vital that lessons concerning suicide and euthanasia be learned from different countries. This book provides help by bringing together a unique range of perspectives on ag…