Chapter 13. Acute Mental Health Issues

  1. Rebecca Neno,
  2. Barry Aveyard and
  3. Hazel Heath
  1. Sarah McGeorge

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692240.ch13

Older People and Mental Health Nursing: A Handbook of Care

Older People and Mental Health Nursing: A Handbook of Care

How to Cite

McGeorge, S. (2007) Acute Mental Health Issues, in Older People and Mental Health Nursing: A Handbook of Care (eds R. Neno, B. Aveyard and H. Heath), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692240.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151696

Online ISBN: 9780470692240

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Keywords:

  • mental health;
  • distresses;
  • dementia;
  • resisting care;
  • carer abuse

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • How common is challenging behaviour in older people?

  • Why is it important to learn about challenging behaviour?

  • Understanding behavioural approaches and assessing behaviour

  • Causes of challenging behaviour

  • Example of a model in action

  • Interventions for older people with challenging behaviour

  • Caring for people who resist essential care

  • Caring for under-active or passive people

  • Caring for older people who may be aggressive

  • Caring for people with hallucinations

  • Caring for people with delusions

  • Caring for older people who ‘wander’ or ‘pace’

  • Conclusion

  • References