Chapter 11. Mental Health of Older People

  1. Angela Hassiotis Senior Lecturer3,
  2. Diana Andrea Barron Clinical Research Fellow3 and
  3. Ian Hall Consultant Psychiatrist4
  1. Andre Strydom1 and
  2. Jennifer Torr2

Published Online: 16 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682968.ch11

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

How to Cite

Strydom, A. and Torr, J. (2009) Mental Health of Older People, in Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook (eds A. Hassiotis, D. A. Barron and I. Hall), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682968.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    UCL Department of Mental Health Sciences, London W1W 7EJ, UK

  2. 4

    East London NHS Foundation Trust, London E1 4DG, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Hampstead Campus, London NW3 2PF, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Developmental Health Victoria, Monash University, Notting Hill, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470742518

Online ISBN: 9780470682968

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Keywords:

  • mental health of older people;
  • physical and mental disorders of the aged with intellectual disabilities - important issues in clinical practice;
  • health and ageing of older adults with intellectual disabilities;
  • older people with intellectual disabilities and other health problems;
  • psychosocial aspects of ageing;
  • older age - time of change and loss, separation from, or death of family, friends and carers;
  • mental health of older people with intellectual disabilities;
  • ICD-10 criteria - evidence of decline in memory and thinking;
  • dementia diagnosis in people with intellectual disabilities;
  • non-pharmacological management of dementia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Health and ageing of older adults with intellectual disabilities

  • Psychosocial aspects of ageing

  • Mental health of older people with intellectual disabilities

  • Dementia

  • Epidemiology

  • Screening for dementia in older people with intellectual disabilities

  • Presentation and diagnosis of dementia in people with intellectual disabilities

  • Management

  • Issues in advanced dementia care

  • References

  • Further reading