Older people’s mental health today: a handbook is a collection of chapters written by experts in the field of older people’s mental health. It is part of a series of mental health handbooks, which have included adult mental health and child and adolescent mental health.
Professionals within the social care sector are required to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Those who use this resource will be able to gain CPD points.
The book will provide an invaluable and thorough introduction to students and practitioners who wish to further their knowledge and understanding of the difficulties experienced by older people with mental health problems.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 28 December 2013
The handbook is divided into two sections:
- Mental health and well-being of older people
- Care and support of older people with mental health problems.
Within these sections, chapters discuss topics such as old age and mental health in the context of:
- depression and anxiety
- families, carers and friends
- housing and environment issues
- adult protection and risk
- dignity in care
- current best practice for dementia.