© 1982

Overcoming Deficits of Aging

A Behavioral Approach


Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB, volume 89a)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michael J. O’Sullivan, Roger L. Patterson
    Pages 1-5
  3. Larry W. Dupree, Michael J. O’Sullivan, Roger L. Patterson
    Pages 7-21
  4. Gary M. Jackson, Roger L. Patterson
    Pages 23-52
  5. Roger L. Patterson, David A. Eberly
    Pages 53-87
  6. Gary M. Jackson, Roger L. Patterson
    Pages 89-110
  7. Carla Dee Kelly, Roger L. Patterson
    Pages 111-141
  8. David A. Eberly, Louis A. Penner, Roger L. Patterson
    Pages 143-173
  9. David A. Eberly, Louis A. Penner
    Pages 175-196
  10. Louis A. Penner, David A. Eberly, Roger L. Patterson
    Pages 197-236
  11. Louis A. Penner, David A. Eberly, Roger L. Patterson
    Pages 237-277
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 279-295

About this book


That older patients can be successfully treated has only recently been recognized by professionals and by older persons themselves. That older persons can also be taught new skills or retaught previously existing skills constitutes even newer knowledge. By focusing on the reversibility 0/ behavioral defidts in the elderly the authors, under the leadership of Dr. Roger Patterson, have made both a scientific and a humanitarian contribution to the well-being of older persons. In this volume they have presented a theoretical basis and a practical how-to method of overcoming behavioral deficits. They have demonstrated that their modular technique of fostering improved functioning in such areas as activities of daily living and sodal skills not only has been successful but also has allowed individuals to return to less restrictive environments or to completely independent living. The approach is an interdisciplinary one, appropriately since older people often experience diffirulties in multiple areas of function­ ing. The authors have tried to integrate social, medical, and behav­ ioral approaches, with an emphasis on behavioral methodologies. Although this book deals primarily with behavioral approaches to treatment of the elderly in a single setting, the volume c1early con­ stitutes achallenge to other scientists and clinicians to apply the techniques described here in other settings. A medical colleague of mine, a geriatrician, recently expressed the opinion that he had never encountered an older patient for whom he could not do something to improve health.


aging geriatrics gerontology health patients treatment well-being

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Gerontology Program, Florida Mental Health InstituteUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  3. 3.Institute for Health MaintenanceTampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Overcoming Deficits of Aging
  • Book Subtitle A Behavioral Approach
  • Authors Roger L. Patterson
    Larry W. Dupree
    David A. Eberly
    Gary M. Jackson
    Michael J. O’Sullivan
    Louis A. Penner
    Carla Dee Kelly
  • Series Title Applied Clinical Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-40947-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4615-9265-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-9263-1
  • Series ISSN 0258-1221
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 295
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
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