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What practitioners should know about working with older adults / ABELES, Norman ; COOLEY, Susan ; DEITCH, Irene M. ; HARPER, Mary S. ; HINRICHSEN, Gregory A. ; LOPEZ, Martita A. ; Molinari, Victor A..
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 1998 (rev.), , 36 p.

http://www.apa.org/pi/aging/practitioners.pdf (07-06-2006)
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Mots-clés principaux
:
Psychologie
Personne âgée
Psychogérontologie

Mots-clés secondaires : Âgisme ; Anxiété ; Delirium ; Démence ; Douleur chronique ; Évaluation ; Statistiques démographiques ; Test ; Toxicomanie ; Trouble de l'humeur ; Trouble du sommeil ; Trouble psychotique ; Trouble psychosexuel ; Vieillissement démographique

Résumé :

This publication is designed to give psychologists and other health care providers important information to help guide their work with older adults.In assessing an older adult, the practitioner may have to modify the testing environment to assure optimal performance. Any assessment of an older adult should include the client's current mental status, cognitive ability, social supports available to the client, the client's medical status, and, if cognitive impairment is suspected, interviews with family members and close friends. Research indicates that psychological interventions that historically have proven effective with younger and middle-aged adults are also effective for older adults. Specifically, cognitive-behavioral, brief psychodynamic, and Klerman and Weissman's interpersonal psychotherapy have been shown to be effective in the treatment of one or more late-life mental disorders.

Table of Contents:

Executive Summary
Authors
Why Practitioners Need Information About Working With Older Adults
Demographic Realities of the Increasing Older Population
Commonly Held Myths About Older Adults
Realities of Aging for Older Americans
Psychological Problems Some Older Adults Experience
Assessment of Older Adults
Appropriate Psychological Interventions for Older Adults
Broad Professional Issues of Concern to Psychologists Working With Older Adults
Conclusion
Professional Resources in Geropsychology
Bibliography

Langue : Anglais
Doc n° : 18191
NumRec : 1819103
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