A comprehensive book written by experienced practitioners, this single-volume work describes clinical competencies, specific challenges, and applications in providing services to the elderly and their caregivers.
Half Title Page.
Introduction: Ensuring Dignified Support of the Mental Health of an Aging Population.
1: Aging and the Therapist.
2: Case Study Adjusting to Illness: A Couple's Story.
3: Case Study A Life in Review: Sylvia's Journey.
4: The Aging Brain: New Frontiers in Neuroscience and Medicine.
5: Case Study Animal-Assisted Therapy and the Elderly.
6: The Impact of Physical Challenges on the Mental Health of the Aging Population.
7: Case Study Dance/Movement Therapy with Elders: Dance for Health and Healing.
8: Diversity in the Aging Community.
9: Case Study Moving toward Connection: Using Creative Arts Approaches to Enhance the Well-Being of Elders.
10: LGBTQ Seniors and Mental Health: Providing Compassionate Care to Age with Dignity.
11: Invisible and Overlooked: Substance Use Disorders in Aging Adults.
12: Supporting Our Elders on Their Sexual Journey.
13: Dignity and Companionship at the End of Life: Two Contemplations on Hope, Fear, and Human Flourishing.
14: Culture-Centered Hospice Care: Welcoming Our African American Elders Home.
15: Aging and the Law: The Legal Aspects of Aging and Care Provision.