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Pennsylvania State Univ., Univ. Park. Reviews normal aging processes and presents a framework for assessment and treatment. Topics include disorders of aging, the clinical interview, foundations of treatment, treatment of depression, treatment of dementia, and more. For clinicians and students. Previous edition: c1998. DNLM: Mental Disorders-diagnosis.
Steven H. Zarit, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Pennsylvania State University, and is also Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Gerontology, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden. He has conducted research on late-life issues, particularly family caregiving and adaptation for older adults.
Judy M. Zarit, PhD, has been in private practice in State College, Pennsylvania, since 1986. She specializes in neuropsychological assessment of dementia and clinical interventions with older adults. Dr. Zarit also provides consultation services to nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Clinical Practice with Older Adults
Normal Processes of Aging
Disorders of Aging: Dementia, Delirium, and Other Cognitive Problems
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Other Common Mental Health Problems in Later Life
The Clinical Interview
Psychological Testing for Differential Diagnosis and Capacity Evaluations