psychogeriatrics


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psychogeriatrics

The psychiatry of old age. This became an official speciality in the British National Health Service in 1989.
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This made it possible for services that included the Valkenberg admission and long-stay wards, a large forensic unit, a psychogeriatric unit, and wards for children and adolescents to be co-ordinated comprehensively--then unusual in South Africa.
AS A NEWCOMER TO THE STAFF OF THE INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRIC Association, Northfield, Illinois, in September 2000, I faced a special challenge in planning our biennial board of directors retreat scheduled for the following September.
To launch the visioning process for the September 2001 retreat of the board of directors of the International Psychogeriatric Association, Northfield, Illinois, staff leadership asked board members to submit headlines that reflected their future vision of IPA.
Departments of [1] Psychogeriatrics and [2] Laboratory Medicine, Division of Clinical Chemistry, University of Lund, University Hospital, S-22185 Lurid, Sweden.
The present study population consisted of 80 patients (44 women and 36 men) with symptoms of organic brain disease and referred to the Psychogeriatric Department at Lund University Hospital for diagnostic examination and treatment.
Eastern State Hospital Hancock Geriatric Treatment Center is the largest psychogeriatrics facility in the state of Virginia, with a bed capacity of approximately 250 patients.
Tertiary care should be located at designated psychiatric hospitals providing specialised services such as forensic psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction treatment and psychogeriatrics.
Management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in a dedicated psychogeriatric unit: A pilot experience.
Despite South Africa's progressive mental health legislation (Mental Health Care Act 2002 (MHCA 2002)12), the same barriers to the financing and development of mental health services exist, which result in: (i) psychiatric hospitals remaining outdated, falling into disrepair, and often unfit for human use; (ii) serious shortages of mental health professionals; (iii) inability to develop vitally important tertiary level psychiatric services (such as child and adolescent services, psychogeriatric services, neuropsychiatric services, etc.
The effects of this inequitable treatment of psychiatric services can be seen in the miserable state of tertiary psychiatric services in the province--there are a total of 4 in-patient child and adolescent beds; 10 dedicated psychogeriatric beds; 20 in-patient psychotherapy beds; and no dedicated beds for neuropsychiatry, dual diagnosis, first-episode psychosis and eating disorders.