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Editors: Wendy Wen Li (James Cook University, Australia), Sherry M. Cummings (The University of Tennessee), Ilango Ponnuswami (Bharathidasan University), and Hong-Jae Park (The University of Auckland)
Book Description:
Globally, the number of elderly individuals is growing at an unprecedented rate. Currently, eleven percent of the worldwide population is 65 years and older. This number will more than double to twenty-two percent (2 billion) by 2050. As the older population continues its inexorable growth, so does the number of older adults with mental health disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. For example, the number of individuals affected by dementia worldwide is expected to double every twenty years to over 81 million by 2040. Depressive episodes in later life are also prevalent, and depression is the leading cause of disability in older adults worldwide. These mental disorders lead to increased morbidity and mortality in older adults, and often they can exact a negative toll on their family members. To respond to the ageing world, this book sets out to help researchers, policy makers, service providers, and students develop their knowledge of the issues associated with ageing and mental health throughout the world. Written by twenty-one gerontological experts from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Oceania, this book provides an understanding of issues related to ageing and mental health from global perspectives. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction: Mental Health in an Ageing World
(Hong-Jae Park (The University of Auckland, New Zealand), Wendy Wen Li (James Cook University, Australia), Sherry Cummings (The University of Tennessee, USA) and Ilango Ponnuswami (Bharathidasan University, India))

Part I: Very High Human Development Countries/Regions

Chapter 2. Ageing and Mental Health in Australia
(Wendy Wen Li and Kassandra Jackson, James Cook University, Australia)

Chapter 3. Switzerland: Towards an Increasing Awareness of Older People’s Mental Health
(Elizabeth Galleguillos, The University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Chapter 4. Mental Health and Ageing: The United States
(Sherry Cummings and Shannon Trecartin, University of Tennessee, TN, USA)

Chapter 5. Ageing and Mental Health in Diversity: A New Zealand Experience
(Hong-Jae Park and Carole Adamson, The University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Chapter 6. Ageing and Mental Health: Challenges and Innovations in Hong Kong
(Alma Au (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China), Yip Ho Ming (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China), Wai-chi Chan (The University of Hong Kong, China), Xue Bai (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China), and Teresa Tsien (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China)

Chapter 7. Ageing and Mental Health in South Korea
(Dongbae Kim (Yonsei University, South Korea) and Hyo Jung Lee (University of Massachusetts, USA))

Chapter 8. Social Care for Older Adults with Mental Disorder in Japan
(Hiroko Kase, Waseda University, Japan)

Chapter 9. Ageing and Mental Health in Portugal
(Sofia von Humboldt (Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida, Portugal) and Kassandra Jackson (James Cook University, Australia))

Part II: High and Medium Human Development Countries

Chapter 10. Aged Care and Mental Health in China
(Wendy Wen Li (James Cook University, Australia), Xuewei Huang (Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, China), Yan Chen (The University of Eastern Finland, Finland) and Hongyu Li (Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, China))

Chapter 11. Gerontological Mental Health in India
(Ilango Ponnuswami (Bharathidasan University, India) and P. Udhayakumar (Central University of Tamil Nadu, India))

Part III: Low Human Development Countries

Chapter 12. Old Age Mental Health in Uganda
(Betty Kyaddondo, Population and Development for Uganda, Uganda)

Chapter 13. Conclusion: Ageing and Mental Health in the Global Community
(Sherry Cummings (The University of Tennessee, USA), Ilango Ponnuswami (Bharathidasan University, India), Wendy Wen Li (James Cook University, Australia) and Hong-Jae Park (The University of Auckland, New Zealand))

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   Series:
      Aging Issues, Health and Financial Alternatives
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2016
   Pages: 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-63484-791-9
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