Aging 2000: Our Health Care Destiny

Volume II: Psychosocial and Policy Issues

  • Charles M. Gaitz
  • George Niederehe
  • Nancy L. Wilson
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Overview

  3. Health and Changing Concepts of the Life Cycle

  4. Working and Health: Emerging Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Harold L. Sheppard
      Pages 109-115
  5. Future Directions in Cognitive Assessments of the Aged

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Thomas H. Crook
      Pages 119-125
    3. Jared R. Tinklenberg, Joy L. Taylor, Terry P. Miller, Dana Redington
      Pages 127-136
  6. Health Care and Physical Environments of the Aged

  7. Social Supports and the Health of the Future Aged

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Sheldon S. Tobin
      Pages 191-200
  8. Delivery of Care for the Aged in a State Mental Health and Mental Retardation System

  9. Rehabilitation with the Future Aged

  10. Long-Term-Care System for Future Elders

  11. Future Financing of Health Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. James H. Schulz
      Pages 305-314
    3. Walter Leutz, Jay N. Greenberg
      Pages 323-332
  12. Legal and Ethical Concerns in Care of the Aged

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Joseph M. Merrill, Jay Jones, Lila Laux
      Pages 351-357
  13. Concluding Visions

  14. Back Matter
    Pages 391-395

About these proceedings


The seventeenth annual symposium sponsored by the Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences was held October 23-26, 1983, in Houston, Texas. The theme was Aging 2000: Our Health Care Destiny. This volume on social, psychological, economic, and ethical aspects and a companion volume (Volume I) on biomedical aspects include edited versions of the presentations by about 80 speakers. Their papers were directed at practitioners, researchers, and medical educators who will be active and productive in the year 2000, and we focused on those who would influence the evolution of care of elderly persons during the next 17 years. We chose topics that would be of particular interest to teachers and current planners in the disciplines concerned with delivery of health and social services. We believe that having a core of more qualified and better trained practitioners will help the population of aged persons achieve a higher level of physical and mental health, life satisfaction and happiness, find better coping techniques and control of environmental stresses, and attain personal and social goals. Our Goals While preparing for the symposium we knew that the status ofthe art in 1983 obviously would be the base from which we would work, but we asked our speakers to give priority to future planning and directions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Charles M. Gaitz
    • 1
  • George Niederehe
    • 1
  • Nancy L. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental RetardationTexas Research Institute of Mental Sciences, Texas Medical CenterHoustonUSA

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