Whether you provide care for older people, or you are simply interested in ageing, this complete primer on the psychology of ageing explains the key issues clearly and concisely. Beginning with explanations of ageing, life expectancy and demographics, it goes on to discuss the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on people's lives. From changes in intelligence and personality to mental health and sexuality, the author explains the psychology involved and focuses on the points that have most impact on people's lives. Drawing on the latest findings in the field, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the subject.
The book will be a key resource for anyone interested in what happens as we age, as well as social workers, care workers, nurses, medical professionals.
Professor Ian Stuart-Hamilton is Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Glamorgan, Wales. He has over thirty years' research experience in a wide variety of psychological techniques and settings. He is the author of the award-winning The Psychology of Ageing which has been translated into 18 languages and is now in its 5th edition.
Foreword. 1. Some Basic Information about Ageing. 2. Intelligence. 3. Memory. 4. Language. 5. Ageing, Personality and Lifestyle. 6. Mental Health in Later Life. References.