Some chapters are excellent. Zeiss, Zeiss, and Davis present a detailed, practical approach to the assessment of sexual function and dysfunction in the elderly. Cohen-Mansfield and Martin provide a useful discussion of agitation in this age group. Camp, Koss, and Judge put forward a new and arguably better assessment tool for late-stage dementia, avoiding the survey approach of most contributors. Moye’s presentation of the definitions and steps needed to assess legal competency, including a glossary of terms relating to guardianship, brings clarity to a difficult area of clinical practice. In the final chapter, Haley and Mangum go beyond what they call "the technology of geriatric assessment" to review the ethical issues that arise when clinicians confront older patients with disabilities that can limit their rights and freedom.