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Aging and Mental Health Research


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In the 21st century, the world’s aging population is growing more rapidly than ever before. This is driving the international research agenda to help older people live better for longer, and to find the causes and cures for chronic diseases, such as dementia. This series provides a forum for the rapidly expanding field by investigating the relationship between the aging process and mental health. It compares and contrasts scientific and service developments across a range of settings, including the mental changes associated with normal and abnormal or pathological aging, as well as the psychological and psychiatric problems of the aging population.

The series encourages an integrated approach between biopsychosocial models and etiological factors to promote better strategies, therapies and services for older people. This will create a strong alliance between the theoretical, experimental and applied sciences to provide an original and dynamic focus, integrating the normal and abnormal aspects of mental health in aging so that theoretical issues can be set in the context of important new practical developments in this field.

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Perspectives on Behavioural Interventions in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Perspectives on Behavioural Interventions in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Forthcoming

Rebecca S Allen, Brian D Carpenter, Morgan K. Eichorst
June 20, 2018

The challenges faced by individuals and families at the end of life are still incredibly diverse, yet more than ever is now known about the needs that cut across the great diversity of experiences in the face of death. A number of behavioural interventions and clinical approaches to addressing...

New Developments in Dementia Prevention Research

New Developments in Dementia Prevention Research

Forthcoming

Kate Irving, Miia Kivipelto
April 01, 2018

Worldwide, 47.5 million people have dementia and there are 7.7 million new cases every year. It is becoming clear that, at a population level, changes in lifestyle can make a significant impact on the incidence of dementia. Yet there is a dearth of knowledge about dementia prevention among the...

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia: History, Evolution and Internationalism

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia: History, Evolution and Internationalism

Lauren A. Yates, Jennifer Yates, Martin Orrell, Aimee Spector, Bob Woods
October 12, 2017

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) has made a huge global, clinical impact since its inception, and this landmark book is the first to draw all the published research together in one place. Edited by experts in the intervention, including members of the workgroup who initially developed the...

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