This article reviews primary, secondary, and tertiary preventive strategies in the mental health field. Primary prevention is currently restricted to some forms of dementia, but secondary and tertiary prevention can significantly diminish both short‐term and long‐term morbidity. Improved professional and lay education, better use of existing knowledge and resources, and improved communication among practitioners in the medical, psychosocial, and mental health fields can all lead to improved care at the present time.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the American Geriatrics Society|
|State||Published - Jul 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology