An Overview of Older Person's Mental Health

Introduction and overview of the mental health problems that older people experience most commonly, for the benefit of healthcare workers in all fields.

Description

Workshop Type: Intermediate | Workshop Level: Six |  Catering: Refreshments provided

Aim

All corners of the healthcare sector need to adjust to the rapidly growing proportion of older people in our community, driven by the ageing of New Zealand’s population. This workshop will provide an introduction and overview of the mental health problems that older people most commonly experience, for the benefit of healthcare workers in all fields.

Overview

• An overview of the common mental health problems faced by older people (dementia, delirium, depression, anxiety and psychosis).
• How common are these problems
• What are the main differences between younger and older people with these problems
• The main management options

Learning Intentions

Participants will be provided the opportunity to:
• Define the main psychiatric problems faced by older people and how common they are
• Understand the key approaches available for informal carers, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to help older people with psychiatric problems
• Describe how older peoples’ psychiatric problems are similar to, and different from, those of younger adults

Let's Get Real Skills

• Working with Service Users
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
• Professional and Personal Development
• Working with Communities
• Working with Families/Whānau

*Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Apply your discount by completing the ‘Subsidised rate eligibility’ section when registering.

*Early Bird Discount: Register by 10 May 2019 to receive $10.00 off (automatically applied at checkout).

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