One of the greatest challenges for those working in health care of the elderly is addressing the psychosocial, behavioural and mental health needs of older adults. How can health care professionals and caregivers meet these needs? Are there specific strategies to use when working with the elderly?
The contributors to this volume share their expertise in working with the elderly and offer invaluable guidelines and techniques for dealing with important issues such as: suicide; drug abuse; hostility in nursing homes; racial and ethnic minority elder care; and caring for patients with Alzheimer's disease.
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Table of Contents
Foreword - Clair FaginPART ONE: BEHAVIORAL, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, AND MENTAL DISORDERS OF THE ELDERLYIntroduction - Mary S HarperBehavioral Disorders in Skilled Nursing Homes - Frances M BakerPART TWO: PSYCHOSOCIAL DISORDERS: IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING CARESuicide Among the Elderly in Institutional and Community Settings - Nancy J Osgood and Barbara A BrantDrugs and the Elderly - Mary S HarperThe Agitated Nursing Home Resident - Jiska Cohen-MansfieldAnger and Hostility in the Nursing Home - Carole CoxMental Health Needs of the Elderly with Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability - Paul D Cotton and Charles L SpirrisonPsychosocial Aspects of Primary Health Care of the Elderly - Charles Elias Schwartz and Susan StabinskyPsychosocial Care for Racial and Ethnic Minority Elderly - Marion E Primas and Mary S HarperWandering Behavior in Long Term Care - Jean Spann AnthonyTransient Cognitive Disorders in the Elderly - Sally A Mc PhersonPART THREE: NURSING CARE, MANAGEMENT, AND INNOVATIONSNursing Care and Management of Behavioral Problems in the Elderly - Lois K EvansImpact of Attitudes on the Quality of Nursing Care - Norma R Small Patient and Staff PerceptionsNursing Care in Acute and Long-Term Care Settings - Delois H SkipwithPsychogeriatric Nursing in the Rural Long-Term Care Setting - Grechten La GodnaPART FOUR: INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMUNITY CARE FOR THE ELDERLYCaring for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease in Long-Term Care Facilities - Joanne Rader and Beverly HoefferAlzheimer's Disease - Marguarite A Dixon The Victim and the FamilySetting up a Special Needs Dementia Unit in a Long-Term Care Setting - Nancy R PeppardAdult Day Care - Terry T Fulmer and Carole L EdelmanPART FIVE: PSYCHOSOCIAL ASSESSMENT OF THE ELDERLYEssentials of Assessment in Long-Term Care Settings - Margaret Gatz et alPractical Psychological Assessment in Nursing Homes by Nursing Personnel - J Michael Williams and William R ShadishAssessing the Elderly in the Community for Referral to Health Services - Connie Goss and Mary S Harper