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Valuing Older People. Positive Psychological Practice. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2174137
  • Book
  • April 2010
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This book examines the growing importance of positive psychology and its connection to later life.
  • Applies Social Role Valorisation (SVR) principles to care of older people, particularly those with seriously disabling conditions such as dementia, stroke, and multiple health problems
  • Provides a comprehensive body of positive principles and practical approaches for those who care for older people
  • Examines the impact of the devaluation of older people’s lives in the context of societies dependent on technology 
  • Demonstrates how more age-inclusive societies and open awareness of later-life issues are fundamental to strong communities, as well as to personal happiness and resilience
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List of Tables and Figures vii

About the Author and Book ix

1 The Psychology and Ecology of Ageing 1

2 Preventive Psychology in Later Life 17

3 Assessment in the New Paradigm 47

4 New Paradigm Principles for Intervention 59

5 Older People with Cognitive Disabilities 87

6 New Paradigm Principles of Service Design 135

7 Psychological Therapies with Older People 155

References 189

Index 199

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Elspeth Stirling NHS Tayside, UK.
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