1: Ageing: A brief history 2: Physical and biological aspects of ageing 3: The psychology of ageing 4: Social and interpersonal aspects of ageing 5: Positive and successful ageing 6: Ageing going forward: Reflections and future directions References Further Reading Index
Nancy A Pachana is a professor of Geropsychology at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is the co-founder and co-director of the UQ Ageing Mind Initiative, which promotes ageing research and translation into policy and practice at the University and beyond. She has an international reputation in the area of geriatric mental health, particularly with her research on late-life anxiety disorders, and her books include The Casebook of Clinical Geropsychology (OUP, 2010), The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology (OUP, 2014) and Psychological Assessment and Therapy with Older Adults (OUP, 2015). She is co-developer of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory, a published short self-report inventory in wide clinical and research use globally. Nancy was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2014. Her main research interests include anxiety in later life, nursing home interventions and driving safety and dementia.