Edition: 2nd 2010
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Description: The 1999 Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology published by John Wiley and Sons had significant acclaim and sales success. I am proposing to update this by printing a larger, more comprehensive 2nd edition. The field of Clinical Gerontology has undergone enormous changes and expansions since the time of the 1999 book. Assessments for areas such as personality disorders, financial fraud and abuse, and household and neighborhood safety have exploded during the last decade. Updates on chapters previously written such as late life depression, dementia and delirium are needed because the field has undergone vast changes, with new scales and further validation studies available. The timing is right to present a state of the art, authoritative source for assessment across multiple domains of clinical gerontology. State of the art updates on assessing the effectiveness of the interdisciplinary team and examining how to include the wishes of the person with dementia into care planning are timely and topical subjects which would be included in this edition of the book. Similar to the first edition, I propose that each chapter should follow a structure that will make this the definitive source for clinicians. Specifically, there will be at least the following 5 elements in each chapter (1) an empirical review of assessment instruments, (2) the inclusion of 2-4 assessment scales in their totality, (3) a review of how these instruments are used in diverse populations, and (4) illustration of assessments through case studies, and (5) how to utilize re-assessment (ongoing assessment) in treatment and/or treatment planning. I propose a 28 chapter Handbook that will expand upon the first edition by updating relevant chapters and adding a significant number of new chapters. The most comprehensive source of up-to-date data on gerontological assessment, with review articles covering: psychopathology, behavioral disorders, changes in cognition, and changes in everyday functioning, *Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single source, saving researchers and clinicians time in obtaining and translating information and improving the level of further research and care they can provide Chapters directly address the range of conditions and disorders most common for this patient population - i.e. driving ability, mental competency, sleep, nutrition, sexual functioning, demntias, elder abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, etc *Fully informs readers regarding conditions most commonly encountered in real world treatment of an elderly patient population Each chapter cites case studies to illustrate assessment techniques *Exposes reader to real-world application of each assessment discussed Offering outstanding scholarship, each chapter is written by an expert in the topic area *Provides more fully vetted expert knowledge than any existing work