The psychology of ageing

  • Gill Garrett
Part of the The Essentials of Nursing book series (TEON)


‘My memory is not what it used to be’; ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ — how many comments are frequently made with the implication that mental deterioration in age is inevitable and inexorable, not only by the population at large but, as indicated by the first remark, reinforced by the elderly themselves? How true are these negative expectations of mental capabilities in later years?


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  1. 1.
    Huyck, M.A., Growing OlderWhat You Need to Know about Ageing, Prentice-Hall, 1974Google Scholar
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    Erikson, E., Growth and crises of the healthy personality, Psychological Issues, 1, 1959Google Scholar
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    Neugarten, B., Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, Psychology Today, 5, No.7, 1971Google Scholar

Further reading

  1. Midwinter, E., Mutual Aid UniversitiesA Self-help Approach to the Education of Older People, Croom Helm, 1983Google Scholar
  2. Puner, M., To the Good Long LifeWhat We Know about Growing Old, Macmillan, 1979Google Scholar

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© Gill Garrett 1987

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