Assertive community treatment for elderly people with severe mental illness
- Can Attention Training Boost Concentration in Older Adults? // Neuropsychiatry Reviews;Jul2007, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p11
The article discusses the study of whether the attention training can boost concentration in older adults in Chicago, Illinois. The growing number of activities is said to suggest that attention training is indeed a way to reduce older adult's susceptibility in distracting stimuli and improve...
- Don't disregard what may seem like `paranoid thinking'. // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Letter;3/13/95, Vol. 7 Issue 5, preceding p5
Offers guidance on how to deal with elderly patients haunted by paranoid thinking. Views of geriatric psychologist Richard A. Hussian; Need for health professionals to investigate claims by elderly prone to paranoia.
- Adult mental health care in England. Glover, Gyles // European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience;2007, Vol. 257 Issue 2, p71
The policy background and current overall provision of mental health services for working age and older adults in England are described. Following the introduction of a new National Service Framework in 1999, an annual service mapping exercise was introduced. Data presented draw heavily on the...
- Recruitment and Retention of Older Minorities in Mental Health Services Research. Arean, Patricia; Alvidrez, Jennifer; Nery, Rowena; Estes, Carroll; Linkins, Karen // Gerontologist;Feb2003, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p36
Presents a study which examined the problems associated with recruiting older minorities into mental health research and proposed a consumer-centered model of research methodology that addresses the barriers to recruitment and retention in the population. Demographic characteristics of study...
- UPBEAT (Unified Biopsychosocial Psychogeriatric Evaluation & Treatment)-Attention to Mental Health Issues for Geriatric Medical & Surgical Patients by an Interdisciplinary Team. Olsen, E.; Jarvick, L.; Bastani, R. // Gerontologist;Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p309
Significant numbers of Patients over 60, admitted to VA acute medical & surgical units suffer from undiagnosed, and often untreated mental health problems that increase morbidity, prolonged hospital stays, and contribute to un-necessary rehospitalizations. It is hypothesized that targeted...
- Venous thromboembolism risk assessment in old age psychiatry. Choudry, Abid H. // Psychiatrist;Nov2013, Vol. 37 Issue 11, p372
A letter to the editor is presented in response to a study conducted on risk assessment for venous thromboembolism (VTE) for older people admitted in psychiatric units.
- Liaison psychiatry for older people--an overlooked opportunity. Anderson, David; Holmes, John // Age & Ageing;May2005, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p205
Focuses on issues concerning liaison psychiatry for older people. Psychiatric morbidity affecting older people; Improvement of the outcome of psychiatric morbidity; Comparison of the two approaches on the delivery of mental health services to the general hospitals.
- psychogeriatric. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1808
A definition of the term "psychogeriatric" is presented. It refers to the psychiatric disorders that may affect elderly persons.
- Expanding the Capacity to Treat Older Adults With Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions: A Workforce Policy Strategy. Bishop, Christine E. // Public Policy & Aging Report;
The article discusses a workforce policy strategy for expanding the capacity to treat older adults with mental health and substance use conditions. It suggests policies to increase supply of geriatric mental health and substance use (MH/SU) personnel. It cites the advantages of building the...