Neuromotor rehabilitation of elderly patients with psychogeriatric diseases

Author/s Giuseppe Bellelli, Simona Gentile, Fabio Guerini, Alessandro Morandi, Salvatore Speciale, Tiziana Torpilliesi, Renato Turco, Elena Lucchi, Sara Morghen, Marco Trabucchi
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2012/2-3
Language Italian Pages 20 P. 543-562 File size 219 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2012-002025
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The progressive aging of population and the consequent increase in the prevalence of age-related mental disorders have led to a growing interest about the psychogeriatric diseases in the rehabilitation settings. This article reviews the diseases most frequently encountered in the everyday rehabilitation practice, describing the prevalence and the impact they can determine on clinical outcomes. Furthermore, it provides evidence of efficacy derived from the scientific literature with regard to specific rehabilitation approaches. Finally, it outlines possible areas of co-interest between the rehabilitative and the psychogeriatric disciplines. .

Keywords: Motor rehabilitation, dementia, depression, apathy, elderly

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Giuseppe Bellelli, Simona Gentile, Fabio Guerini, Alessandro Morandi, Salvatore Speciale, Tiziana Torpilliesi, Renato Turco, Elena Lucchi, Sara Morghen, Marco Trabucchi, Riabilitazione motoria degli anziani affetti da malattie psicogeriatriche in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 2-3/2012, pp 543-562, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2012-002025