Prior to publication, it had only recently been appreciated that psychology had a great deal to offer in therapeutic terms to a wide range of patients, and was not merely concerned with assessing and identifying problems. This is particularly so with the elderly where physical and mental problems and multiple pathology are compounded, and where psychological aspects of the quality of life are so important.
The focus of this book, originally published in 1986, is on therapeutic approaches and the effective implementation of services. While the book is aimed particularly at clinical psychologists, it will also be of great interest to medical, nursing or occupational therapy staff working with elderly people.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors. Preface. 1. Issues in Psychological Therapy with Elderly People Mike Church 2. Dynamic Psychotherapy with the Elderly Peter Hildebrand 3. Issues in the Therapeutic Use of Reminiscence with Elderly People Peter Coleman 4. Reality Orientation in the Care of the Elderly Patient with Dementia – Three Case Studies Ian Hanley 5. Psychological Considerations in the Day Care of Elderly People Victor G. Cicirelli and Ellen Browne 6. Self Help and Family Support Groups Rachel Filinson 7. The Systems Approach to Changing Practice in Residential Care David P. Jeffrey 8. ‘Over the Hill and Far Away’: The Production of a Video-Assisted Training Package Gerry Murphy 9. Group Care and Natural Living in a Residential Home for the Elderly Edith McCallum and Ian Hanley 10. Ethical and Legal Issues in Therapy with the Elderly Mary L.M. Gilhooly. Index
Ian Hanley, Mary Gilhooly