Demographic trends are presenting a need for specialization in the assessment of functional abilities and behavioral health of older adults. This comprehensive handbook, the first of its kind, gives clear guidelines on assessing cognitive functioning like dementia, mental health such as depression and anxiety, and ability to engage in self-care.
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PSYCHOPATHOLOGY IN LATER LIFE. Assessment of Depression and Bereavement in Older Adults (B. Edelstein, et al.). Assessment of Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly (C. Carmin, et al.). Assessment as an Adjunct in Psychotherapy (L. Dougherty & B. Chamblin). Assessing Psychosis in Acute and Chronic Mentally Ill Older Adults (L. Hay, et al.). Assessment of Dementia in the Older Adult (K. Riley). Delirium Assessment in Older Adults (D. Broshek & B. Marcopulos). Evaluating Functional and Behavioral Health (M. Salamon). BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS. Screening and Assessment of Alcohol Problems in Older Adults (K. Barry & F. Blow). Assessment of Sexual Function and Dysfunction in Older Adults (A. Zeiss, et al.). Assessment of Agitation in Older Adults (J. Cohen--Mansfield & L. Martin). Assessing Sleep Functioning in Older Adults (T. Treverrow). Assessing an Older Adult's Readiness for Medical Rehabilitation (K. Brown). ASSESSMENT OF COGNITION. Geriatric Neuropsychology: Principles of Assessment (A. La Rue). Screening Instruments and Brief Batteries for Assessment of Dementia (S. MacNeill & P. Lichtenberg). Cognitive Assessment in Late--Stage Dementia (C. Camp, et al.). Assessing Communication Disorders and Aphasia in Older Adults (M. Kimbarow). ASSESSMENT OF EVERYDAY FUNCTIONING. Assessment of Competency and Decision Making Capacity (J. Moye). The Functional Assessment of the Older Adult Patient (D. Loewenstein & B. Mogosky). Assessment of Pain and Response to Treatment in Older Adults (R. Tait). Assessement of Driving Capacity (L. Hunt & K. Weston). Ethical Issues in Geriatric Assessment (W. Haley & W. Mangum).