Educational needs of older adults with mental illness: a review of the literature

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    Abstract

    This article explores the educational needs of mentally ill older adults. Not a single article specifically addressing this population was found in a review of the literature. The adult education literature addresses the well elderly. The mental health literature, when it addresses education, focuses on young chronically ill populations, and when the treatment literature addresses the elderly, retraining is briefly mentioned. Therefore, a review of the existing literature describing the educational needs of the well elderly, the educational needs of mentally ill younger adults, and the treatment of.mentally ill older adults is presented. Education and treatment implications are drawn from the different knowledge bases.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)451-464
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Educational Gerontology: the Journal of the Association for Educational Gerontology
    Volume19
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1993

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