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Mental Health Care for Elderly People by Ian J. Norman

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Published by Churchill Livingstone .
Written in English


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Number of Pages584
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Open LibraryOL7528651M
ISBN 100443051739
ISBN 109780443051739

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Helping older people and their families cope successfully with mental health problems is the responsibility of a multi-disciplinary team of health and social care professionals. This textbook reflects this approach and applies theory and research to the practical care of elderly people with mental health problems from a multi-disciplinary /5(2).   Researchers find antipsychotic use among older adults increases with age despite known health risks. In , more than 3/4 of seniors receiving an antipsychotic prescription had no documented clinical psychiatric diagnosis during the year. In addition, among those who did have a diagnosed mental disorder and/or dementia, nearly half of the. Therefore, participation in audio book workshops reduces dimensions of mental health in the elderly, and this difference in “mental health” in the experimental group is positive. Thus, participation in audio book workshops has improved the mental health status of the old people.   And, as the Mental Health Foundation points out, the UK population is ageing rapidly – since , the number of older people in the UK has grown by 47%. By , the Office for National.

Elderly mental health is extremely important to a senior’s overall well-being. Unfortunately, many of today’s seniors are struggling to get adequate help and support. Physicians, caregivers, and family members should have concern for geriatric mental health issues. Mental illness in the elderly often gets confused with symptoms of aging. Mental health, old age and society. 1. The demography and mental health of elderly people. 2. Psychosocial approaches to ageing and mental health. 3. Biological approaches to ageing and mental health -- Sect. 2. Understanding mental health problems in later life. 4. Developmental problems in later life. 5. Learning disability in later life. 6.   Senior Mental Health: Advice, tips and support for family caregivers providing care for a senior experiencing mental health issues. Tips from caregivers on coping with the psychological and emotional well being of a loved one. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15 percent of adults age 60 and over suffer from a mental disorder. To address the combined issues of aging and mental health, I consulted Connie M. Ward, PhD, a Licensed Psychologist who is in private practice at A New Start Counseling Center in Fayetteville, : Carol Bradley Bursack.

The wider goals of the book are to support the development of community resilience and self-care in older people; to promote universal access and equity for older people in order to enable them to achieve or recover the highest attainable standard of health, regardless of age, gender, or social position; and to promote pathways to care for. My Aged Care (Mental Health), Black Dog Institute (Depression in older people), SANE Australia (Growing older, staying well: Mental health care for older Australians), Beyond Blue (Older people), Head to Health ((Supporting yourself - aged and elderly). Contact organizations such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for help and guidance. If you're feeling suicidal or thinking of hurting yourself, seek help. Contact your primary care provider or a mental health professional. Or call a suicide hotline. In the. For this reason, mental health is becoming an increasingly important part of the public health mission. In fact, the mental health of older Americans has been identified as a priority by the Healthy People objectives (2), the White House Conference on Aging (3), and the Surgeon General’s report on mental health (4).