By Asenath LaRue
It is a privilege to be requested to put in writing the foreword for therefore very good a booklet, so well timed and a lot wanted via the sector. not just is it most unique nowadays to have a unmarried authored quantity on so large a subject, yet Dr. l. a. Rue has performed a very good task of offering either a scholarly treatise and a pragmatic instruction manual. With a burgeoning aged inhabitants and the corresponding raise in geriatric psychopathology, the wishes of psychological future health providers are exceeding by way of some distance the provision of acceptable prone. on the way to meet this desire, psychiatry, medication, neurology, pharmacology, psychology, nursing, and social paintings have all made the availability of teaching in geriatrics and gerontology a excessive priority-but I worry we're wasting the race. for instance, multidisciplinary groups that investigate, diagnose, and deal with psychological health and wellbeing problems in aged sufferers are incomplete with no scientific psychologists and neuropsy chologists, and but there's slightly a handful of medical psychologists informed in facing geriatric sufferers. we will be able to expect our palms the extra ones graduated every year. In hospitals, clinics, and personal practices around the state, differently expert psychologists are unprepared to reply to the unique psychological well-being wishes of the aged. a couple of CME courses are supporting to deal with this desire, yet they're essentially now not enough.
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Senate Special Committee on Aging, 1987-1988). , relying on chart review for diagnoses or focusing only on patients referred for psychiatric consultation). 19 INTRODUCTION TO AGING Rapp, Parisi, and Walsh (l988a) provided a relatively careful look at mental disorder in medically ill older adults. More than 300 elderly inpatients (age ~ 65 years) on medical/surgical services of a Veterans Administration hospital were screened for participation. Nearly a third of these patients had possible cognitive impairment, as estimated by Mini-Mental State scores and were excluded from further assessment.
Bureau of the Census, 1987). S. population of approximately 242 million, there are 51 million people (21 %) who are at least 55 years old and 29 million (12%) who are age 65 or older. Projections for the coming decades suggest that older people will compose an even larger portion of the population. 1). Q 100 E 80 D 85 + • 75 -84 @ 65 -7 4 55 - 64 c 60 0 +-' CO 40 ~ Q.. 0 a.. 1. Population 55 years and older by age: 1900 to 2050. S. Senate Special Committee on Aging (1987-1988. p. 11). S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, 1987-1988).
S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, 1987-1988). 1). 2 million in 1980. By the year 2050, there will be 16 million people in this very-old group, or 5% of the total population. Life expectancy at age 85 is growing, too, having increased by 24% ~ince 1960. Even living to be 100 years or older will not be such a rare event early in the 21st century! Women outnumber men in the upper age ranges, in ratios of 3:2 at the age of 65 years and 5:2 at age 85. 2 years for men (National Center for Health Statistics, 1986).
Aging and Neuropsychological Assessment by Asenath LaRue