Title

Mental Health and Mental Illness in Later Life: The Ecology of Theory and Practice

Publication Date

Spring 2002

Journal

Generations

Volume

XXVI

Issue

1

First Page

6

Last Page

8

Abstract

Theoretical and practical concerns shape our conceptualizations of mental health and mental illness later in life. Together, these concerns form an ecology of theory and practice, shaping our expectations of later life and our efforts with an din behalf of older adults.

Introduces a series of article which highlights several aspects of mental health and mental illness in later life to provide an understanding of the challenges faced by the aged in maintaining mental health.

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