There are several excellent works by other leaders in the field but none provides as extensive an overview, from basic concepts of assessment to advanced principles of intervention, as this. The authors’ humanism makes their treatment of the complex array of factors determining the well-being of older adults readable and navigable. Readers will find that the combination of scientific evidence and clinical humanism makes this work a truly Integrated Textbook of Geriatric Mental Health.(Gary J. Kennedy, M.D., Montefiore Medical Center)
We have come to expect superb publications from the writing team of Cohen and Eisdorfer. Their latest contribution doesn't disappoint. It is beautifully written, comprehensive, and logically organized. The authors have created a textbook that integrates state-of-the-science information with broad-based appeal—one that is useful to students and practitioners in a variety of disciplines.(Kathleen Buckwalter, Ph.D., R.N., University of Iowa College of Nursing)
A manual that provides a solid grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of the care of the elderly mentally ill... Every clinician working directly in the field of old age psychiatry will have something to gain from it.(Agwawumma Edo-Ukeh International Psychogeriatrics)
Donna Cohen, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida. Carl Eisdorfer, M.D., Ph.D., is Knight Professor and chairman emeritus of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami, where he is also a professor of psychology and of family and community medicine. They are coauthors of a number of books and numerous scientific articles, including The Loss of Self: A Family Resource for the Care of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and Seven Steps to Effective Parent Care: A Planning and Action Guide for Adult Children with Aging Parents.