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Evaluation and Treatment of the Psychogeriatric Patient by Diane Gibson
  

Evaluation and Treatment of the Psychogeriatric Patient

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Evaluation and Treatment of the Psychogeriatric Patient by Diane Gibson

This pertinent book assists occupational therapists and other health care providers in developing up-to-date psychogeriatric programs and understanding details of treating the cognitively impaired elderly. There exists a significant demand for occupational therapy in psychogeriatrics now. As the elderly population increases, especially elderly requiring rehabilitative care, the need for occupational therapy in psychogeriatrics will increase markably. Evaluation and Treatment of the Psychogeriatric Patient emphasizes the expertise of leading psychogeriatric occupational therapists, focusing on transitional programming, treating cognitive deficits, and recognizing the malignant cultural myths which continue to disenfranchise and denigrate the elderly. Appropriate diagnosis and management of the elderly population is vital to their ability to function independently. Through detailed, operationally useful descriptions of current geriatric day care hospitals and psychogeriatric transitional programs, this book will be an invaluable aid for social workers, nurses, geriatric counselors, and physical therapists. These helping professionals will be better equipped to develop up-to-date psychogeriatric programs and will better understand the details involved in treating the mentally impaired elderly.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th January 1991

Author

Diane Gibson

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Publisher

Haworth Press Inc an imprint of Taylor & Francis Inc

Format

Hardback
122 pages

Categories

Cognition & cognitive psychology
Care of the elderly
Geriatric medicine

ISBN

9781560240525

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