By Asenath LaRue
It's a privilege to be requested to jot down the foreword for therefore first-class a publication, so well timed and a lot wanted through the sphere. not just is it most original nowadays to have a unmarried authored quantity on so vast an issue, yet Dr. los angeles Rue has performed an exceptional activity of delivering either a scholarly treatise and a pragmatic instruction manual. With a burgeoning aged inhabitants and the corresponding bring up in geriatric psychopathology, the desires of psychological well-being prone are exceeding by way of some distance the provision of acceptable companies. which will meet this want, psychiatry, medication, neurology, pharmacology, psychology, nursing, and social paintings have all made the availability of teaching in geriatrics and gerontology a excessive priority-but I worry we're wasting the race. for instance, multidisciplinary groups that determine, diagnose, and deal with psychological well-being problems in aged sufferers are incomplete with no medical psychologists and neuropsy chologists, and but there's slightly a handful of medical psychologists educated in facing geriatric sufferers. we will be able to anticipate our hands the extra ones graduated every year. In hospitals, clinics, and personal practices around the kingdom, differently expert psychologists are unprepared to answer the specified psychological overall healthiness wishes of the aged. a couple of CME courses are aiding to handle this want, yet they're essentially now not adequate.
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