Aging, Health, and Healing / Edition 1

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  • ISBN-13: 9780826186201
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 648

Table of Contents

Introduction: Challenges in a Changing World - Psychogeriatrics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
1 Psychogeriatrics in Asia 3
2 Recent Trends in Epidemiological Findings on Dementia in Japan 16
3 The Prevalence of Dementia in the Oldest Old Residing in a Somatic Nursing Home 30
4 Mild Dementia: Findings from a Longitudinal Community Study 39
5 Vascular Factors and Dementia in 85-Year-Olds 49
6 Morbidity and Mortality from Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders Among the Elderly 56
7 Heterogeneity of Impairment in Dementia: Data from the Study of Dementia in Swedish Twins 74
8 The Matter of White Matter 83
9 Cytoskeletal Pathology in Alzheimer's Brain: An Animal Model of Phosphorylation 98
10 Adenylyl Cyclase Signal Transduction in the Alzheimer's Disease Brain 110
11 Morphometry of Subcortical Gray Matter and Brainstem in Alzheimer's Disease 117
12 Animal Model of Alzheimer's Disease Produced by Entorhinal Cortex Lesion 128
13 Positron Emission Tomography in Dementing Illness 136
14 Electrophysiological Assessment of Young, Middle-Age, and Elderly Adults 153
15 Process Dissociations in Cognitive Aging 171
16 The Canberra Interview for the Elderly: A Standardized Diagnostic Interview for Dementia and Depression by DSM-III-R and ICD-10 187
17 Pilot Study on the Italian Short Form of CAMDEX 197
18 Discontinuity of Dementia and Age-Related Cognitive Decline 204
19 Results of Psychological Basic Research for Measures of Intervention 215
20 Maintenance Therapies in Late-Life Depression: Preliminary Outcome Data 229
21 Issues in Psychotropic Drug Development for the Elderly 235
22 A Strategy to Encourage Reflective Practice: Psychogeriatric Nurses' Experience of Clinical Group Supervision 243
23 Quality of Life Considerations in Therapeutic Decision Making: Antihypertensive Therapy as a Model 257
24 The Berlin Aging Study: Its Multidisciplinary Potential 267
25 Maintaining and Supporting Independent Living in Old Age: The SIMA Project
26 Problems Concerning ADL Assessments for the Evaluation of Therapeutic Effects of Neuropsychopharmacological Agents 349
27 Assessing Behavioral Changes in Antidementia Therapy: Perspectives of an International ADL Project 359
28 Qualitative Analysis for Detecting Impairments in Everyday Activities of the Elderly with Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairments 375
29 Behavioral Areas of Change Under Medical Treatment 385
30 Prevalence of Depression in the Elderly: A Curvilinear Story 399
31 Differential Diagnosis of Depressive Disorders in a Cross-Sectional Field Study of the Elderly 407
32 The Impact of Somatic Morbidity on the Hamilton Depression Scale in the Very Old 420
33 Are There Specific Physical Health Characteristics in Depression Versus Dementia in Old Age? 427
34 Ontogeny of Depression in Alzheimer's Disease 441
35 A Social Function Measure in the Staging and Study of Dementia 459
36 Socioeconomic Resources, Life Course, and Dementia in Old Age 475
37 Use of Formal Services by Caregivers of Alzheimer's Disease Patients: The Role of Normative Beliefs and Perceived Need 486
38 Depression and Agitation in Alzheimer's Disease: Effects on Caregivers 501
39 The Double Standard: Comparison of Ethical Problems and Standards in Research and Practice With Demented Patients 511
40 Ethics of Research with Demented Patients 522
41 New Ways in Geriatrics 545
42 Three Levels of Geriatric Rehabilitation: Regional, Family, and Individual 560
43 Psychological and Physiological Indices in Biological Age in Subjects Exposed to the Chernobyl APS Accident and Those Working in Radiation-Contaminated Zones 571
44 Possibilities and Limits of Living Independently in Old Age: Support by Social Services for People Needing Care 577
45 Health Care Utilization Patterns in Late-Life Schizophrenia: Case Histories 585
46 Geriatrics and Psychogeriatrics in Great Britain: The First Four Hundred Years 593
Conclusion 603
Index 607
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