Mental health professionals who work in geriatric settings should find Seminars in Old Age Psychiatry a nifty and readable reference paperback to carry in their valise to the senior care clinic or nursing home. There is a logical organization of chapters, which focus on such topics as assessment and epidemiology as well as descriptions of the more typical disorders (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease and depression) and the less typical but still relatively frequent disorders (e.g., mania and late-onset schizophrenia). There are also discussions of preferred pharmacological and psychological treatments. There are frequent boxed summaries of subjects under discussion to emphasize and repeat the narrative. For example, on page 55 there is a summary of symptoms suggestive of different types of dementia, including the following: vascular dementia has sudden onset; Pick’s disease has personality and mood changes; and normal pressure hydrocephalus has the classic triad of dementia, gait disturbance, and incontinence.