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Mental Health Treatment for Older Adults - Chapter Summary
Whether you are learning about mental health treatment for older adults for the first time or want to strengthen your current understanding, this entertaining chapter can help! Fun online lessons allow you to explore concepts like sensory training, reality orientation and pet therapy from home or on-the-go using your computer, smartphone or tablet. Review these lessons anytime, and assess your knowledge of their contents by taking short quizzes and a practice exam. When finished with this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Define and discuss the uses of sensory training
- Describe techniques for reality orientation
- Discuss the uses and process of remotivation
- Share the definition and uses of life review therapy
- Provide the history, facts and benefits of pet therapy
1. Sensory Training: Definition, Uses & Examples
This lesson explores some of the basic ideas of sensory training in older people by using the most common types of therapy in examples, including balance and strength.
2. What is Reality Orientation? - Definition & Techniques
This lesson explores the therapeutic technique of reality orientation in older individuals. In addition, we will discuss the origin and current criticisms of this type of therapy.
3. Remotivation: Definition, Uses & Process
In this lesson, we will explore what remotivation therapy is and why it would be used. We will also look at a case example and the steps in the remotivation process.
4. Life Review Therapy: Definition & Uses
This lesson explores the basic process and ideas behind life review therapy. In addition, we'll examine why this type of therapy can be especially applicable to older individuals.
5. What is Pet Therapy? - History, Facts & Benefits
A brief look into the basics of what pet therapy, or animal assistant therapy, is and how it works. Specific attention is given to why this type of therapy is effective and in what instances it may be helpful.
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- Research Design for Gerontology
- Demographics of Aging
- Physical Health in Older Adults
- Muscular, Skeletal & Integumentary Systems in Older Adults
- Circulatory & Respiratory Systems in Older Adults
- Cognition, Attention & Memory in Older Adults
- Intelligence & Creativity in Aging Populations
- Mental Health & Lifespan Development Disorders
- Cognitive Disorders in Aging Populations
- Personality in Older Adulthood
- Social Implications for Older Adults
- Interpersonal Relationships in Aging Populations
- Finance & Aging
- Employment in Late Adulthood
- Leisure & Community Involvement in Retirement
- Political Issues for Aging Populations
- Death & Bereavement in Aging Populations
- Nervous & Sensory Systems in Older Adults
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