A Geriatric Mobile Crisis Response Team: A Resilience-Promoting Program to Meet the Mental Health Needs of Community-Residing Older People

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Abstract

Mental health care for a rapidly aging population is now, and will continue to be, a significant public health challenge. By the middle of the century, 2050, it is estimated that there will be between 11 and16 million persons aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease, a significant increase beyond the 5.1 million Americans in that age group with Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 (Alzheimer’s Association 2009). The number of persons aged 65 and older with other psychiatric disorders will more than double from about 7 million in 2000 to over 15 million in 2030, about 25% of the older population (Cohen and Eisdorfer 2011). Another 10–15% of older adults will experience significant emotional problems associated with the vicissitudes and stressful losses of later life.

Keywords

Arthritis Depression Transportation Dementia Fishing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of South FloridaTampaUSA

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