psychogeriatrics

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psychogeriatrics

(ˌsaɪkəʊdʒɛrɪˈætrɪks)
n
(Medicine) (functioning as singular) med the branch of health care concerned with the study, diagnosis, and sometimes treatment of mentally disordered older people. Compare geriatrics
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Psychiatrists, in particular psychogeriatricians, see a large number of patients with dementia in clinical practice.
To start with, there are GPs, supported by community nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, secondary care clinicians, including geriatricians and psychogeriatricians, to mention just a few of the services that will have to be strengthened and developed.
This book should interest social workers and psychogeriatricians and should also be read by geriatricians, who frequently encounter the dilemmas sensitively discussed in this book.