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19 Aug 15

Mental Health and Ageing: Clinical and Innovative Approaches

Little is understood about the prevalence of mental disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse in our older population (65 and above years). This is partly due to lack of acknowledgement by older people themselves that they may have mental health problems. Other contributing factors are the vague presentation of mental illness in older adults compared to younger people and the increased risk of disability and clinical complexity as one ages.

In this seminar you will:

  • Learn about the prevalence and epidemiology of mental illness in older adults
  • Understand the complexities of mental health and ageing from a multidisciplinary perspective
  • From a panel discussion learn about the process of differential diagnosis from Clinicians working in the field
  • Explore innovative approaches to improving mental health in older adults

Hear from Leading Experts

Psychiatrist, Clinical Director Older Person’s Mental Health Services, Metro South Hospital & Health Services, Brisbane

Professor Wendy Moyle PhD, MHSc, BN, Dip App Sci, RN
Director, Griffith University Centre for Health Practice Innovation

Ms Jacqui Mitchell, BPhty; MPhty (Gerontology)
Senior Physiotherapist in Geriatrics at Princess Alexander Hospital

Ms Elizabeth Soleil-Moudiky-Joh, RN; MN (Gerontology)
Nurse Unit Manager, Secure Rehabilitation Unit for Persons with Cognitive Impairment, Robina Hospital, Gold Coast

Dr Marguerite Bramble RN, BN (Hons), BEc, PhD
Registered Nurse, Project Manager NHMRC PARO Project, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith University
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, UTAS

Ms Deborah Oxlade
PhD Candidate, Institute Social Science Research, UQ

Event Details

To download a program and registration form please click here.
To register online, please scroll down, select your type of registration and click 'Submit'.

Event Date & Time: Wednesday, 19th August 2015, 5:45pm - 8:00pm

Event Location: Griffith University Nathan Campus, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD
Room 1.19, Building N78, The Sir Samuel Griffith Centre

Your Investment

AAG Members: $10.00
Concession/Student Member: $5.00
Non-member $30.00
Concession/Student Non-members: $10.00 (Please enter the code 'MENTALHEALTH' at checkout to receive this discount)

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