https://www.routledge.com/Psychodynamic-Approaches-to-the-Experience-of-Dementia-Perspectives-from/Evans-Garner-Darnley-Smith/p/book/9780415786652 “This is an essential and unique book which courageously explores the subjective world of dementia. So many find too terrifying to contemplate and yet with this book as a guide, clinicians, but also families and carers, will come closer
My latest paper discusses the psychodynamic therapy of two patients over the age of 65, with some dramatic results – for them as well as me! Please contact me if you would like the fulltext. https://doi.org/10.1177/1039856219871885
This election, it’s important to remember the impact politicians can have on society. For example, the concept of the older person. There is ongoing debate regarding what constitutes an older person, but it generally centres around a magic number. In
My chat with 2SER regarding a novel study in the UK which altered mechanisms of deep brain stimulation to prodigious results. It is worth noting, as the podcast details, that the vast majority of OCD responds to psychological therapies and/or/with
Ageism refers to discrimination against older persons. It may not appear apparent that this could, let alone should, happen in healthcare systems, but it regrettably does. This narrative review outlines 15 studies that looked at attitudes to ageing amongst nurses,
Is it possible to put on a community engagement conference, provided free of charge to the public, involving major speakers from leading stakeholders in the ageing industry, in less than a month? That was the question put to the Faculty
A group of smirking teenagers stand in front of an old man. The teens wear red Make America Great hats, which have expanded in their original role beyond merely describing Trump republican nomination supporters. The old man in front of
The evidence for all things Christmas and Mental Health related – Holiday blues, Santa Claus, Decorations, and the meaning of life.
Why do so many Christmas classics deal with transformation of the self? https://www.smh.com.au/national/at-christmas-embrace-your-year-s-failures-it-s-therapeutic-20181217-p50mq0.html
The role of the father – personality development is most dependent on one’s relationship with your parents, in particular the father.