Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

Psychological Assessment

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Successful ageing is contingent upon three elements : avoiding disease and disability, sustaining high cognitive and physical function, and engaging with life.

An estimated 20 % of adults aged 65 and older meet the criteria for a mental disorder during the previous 12 months.

Because of their coexisting physical conditions, older adults are significantly more likely to seek and accept services in primary care versus specialty mental health care settings.

GPs are often the first and only mental healthcare contact that older people actively seek.

The Psychological Assessment includes four sub-domains :

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Cognitive Decline, CGA based Proactive Primary Care of the Elderly
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Depression, CGA based Proactive Primary Care of the Elderly
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The Psychological Assessment is one of 8 domains of the

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

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Hoarding in Late Life

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