Table of Contents

Cover; Contents; Contributors; 1 Biological aspects of human ageing; 2 Psychometric assessment in older people; 3 The sociology of ageing; 4 Transforming concepts of ageing: three case studies from anthropology; 5 Epidemiology of old age psychiatry: an overview of concepts and main studies; 6 Neuropathology; 7 Neurochemical pathology of dementia; 8 Molecular genetics and biology of dementia; 9 Psychiatric assessment of older people; 10 Clinical cognitive assessment; 11 Physical assessment of older patients; 12 Neuroimaging; 13 Psychopharmacology in older people; 14 Brain stimulation therapies. 15 Person- and relationship-centred dementia care: past, present, and future16 Psychological treatments; 17 Cognitive behaviour therapy; 18 Interpersonal psychotherapy; 19 Psychodynamic psychotherapy; 20 Family therapy; 21 Nonpharmacological interventions in care homes; 22 Principles of service provision in old age psychiatry; 23 Primary care management of older people with mental health problems; 24 Memory assessment services; 25 Liaison old age psychiatry; 26 Social care; 27 Care homes for older people; 28 Palliative care and end of life care; 29 The concept of dementia; Introduction. 41 The experience of depression42 Depression in older people; 43 Suicide and attempted suicide in older people; 44 Manic syndromes in old age; 45 Anxiety disorders in older people; 46 Late-onset schizophrenia; 47 Personal experience of lifelong illness; 48 Severe and enduring mental illness; 49 Alcohol and substance abuse in older people; 50 Older people with learning disabilities; 51 Sleep disorders; 52 The effect of ageing on personality; 53 Personality in later life: personality disorder and the effects of illness on personality; 54 Sexuality in later life; 55 Ethics and old age psychiatry. 56 Mental capacity and decision-making57 Ethics of living and dying with dementia; 58 The ethics of caring; 59 Elder abuse; 60 Crime, mental illness, and older people; 61 Testamentary capacity; 62 Driving and psychiatric illness in later life; 63 The law relating to mental capacity and mental health; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z. Part 1 Dementia: What Is It and Can We Diagnose It?Part 2 A Brief History of the Concept of Dementia; Part 3 The DSM-5 Approach to Dementia; Part 4 Should We Diagnose Subtypes of Dementia?; 30 Hello, I'm me! Living well with dementia; 31 Epidemiology of dementia; 32 Mild Cognitive Impairment and predementia syndromes; 33 Alzheimer's disease; 34 Vascular and mixed dementias; 35 Dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia; 36 Frontotemporal dementia; 37 Neurological dementias; 38 Pharmacological treatment of dementia; 39 Management of dementia; 40 Delirium. Broad in scope and with global appeal The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, second edition is the definitive resource on old age psychiatry. It comprehensively provides the latest knowledge on the science and practice of treating later life mental disorders, focusing on the health and social issues that arise around ageing, dementia, co-morbidity, dependency, and the end of life in progressively ageing societies across the world. Published in previous incarnations as the much loved Psychiatry in the Elderly, this core resource for all old age psychiatrists, trainees, and other clinical pro.