Prerequisite: 82:356.

This course focuses on aging and mental health. Psychopathological aspects associated with aging development such as emotional problems, depression and dementias including Alzheimer's disease will be considered. Attention will be given to the assessment and treatment of cognitive, behavioural and functional disabilities as well as the social and environmental contexts of older adults and their caregivers in community and institutional settings. Field experience will constitute an essential component of the course.

Credit cannot be held for both this course and 82:357.

Lectures, seminars and observation periods.