Older Adults

  • Donna CohenEmail author
  • Andrew Krajewski


This chapter reviews demographic changes in the unprecedented growth of an aging society, identifies the prevalence and impact of geriatric behavioral health challenges, examines the history of public policies that have shaped geriatric behavioral health policies in the USA, and examines geriatric behavioral health policies within the broader context of public policies.


Older adults Behavioral health Geriatric Social policy Aging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Child and Family StudiesCollege of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and CriminologyCollege of the Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State UniversityState CollegeUSA

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