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Mental health in later life : taking a life course approach

Author: Alisoun Milne
Publisher: Bristol ; Chicago, IL : Policy Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on mental health rather than mental illness, this book adopts a lifecourse approach to understanding mental health and wellbeing in later life. Well-respected author and scholar Alisoun Milne explores the influences of lifecourse experiences, structural inequalities, socio-political context, history, gender and age related factors and engages with new ways of thinking about preventing mental ill health and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alisoun Milne
ISBN: 9781447305729 1447305728 9781447305712 144730571X
OCLC Number: 1139280297
Description: vii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Demography, topography and mental health problems in later life --
Mental health, psychological well-being, successful ageing and quality of life --
The life course, inequalities and mental health in later life --
The impact of age-related risks and inequalities on mental health in later life --
Socio-economic disadvantage and poverty --
Abuse, mistreatment and neglect --
The fourth age, frailty and transitions --
The mental health and well-being of people living with dementia --
Conceptualising dementia --
Promotion and prevention.
Responsibility: Alisoun Milne ; foreword by Judith Phillips.

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Drawing together material from a number of different fields the book analyses the meaning and determinants of mental health amongst older populations and offers a critical review of the lifecourse,  Read more...

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"Professor Milne has produced an original and accessible analysis of a cutting-edge topic in later life. Definitely recommended for those learning about, researching and working for or with this Read more...

 
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