17 Nov 18

Psychology and Ageing

AAG Vic with the APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group (PAIG) proudly presents this webinar.

This online live-streamed webinar aims to explore and discuss the issues faced by psychologists and neuropsychologists as our current ageing population continues to grow. Issues such as dementia, decision making capacity, work capacity, mental health, memory interventions and carer burden, have become the centrefold topics for those working within the ageing sector.

It is important that clinicians working with the elderly are able to provide an understanding of these issues and the psychological aspects of ageing in order to improve current services in this area.

The webinar will cover:

  • Evidence based therapy
  • Alcohol related dementia
  • Driving capacity
  • Reminiscence therapy
  • Strategies for relatives as carers of people with dementia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Healthy cognitive ageing
  • Mental health and ageing

Learning Outcomes:

Attendees of the Psychology and Ageing webinar will learn about:

  • The impact that ageing can have on the individual and the people around them.
  • What can be expected as the ageing population grows.
  • The different types of dementia, and determining an individual's decision making capacity.
  • How to identify changes in mental health and wellbeing of ageing.
  • Therapies and interventions available.

At the completion of the Psychology and Ageing webinar, attendees should understand:

  • The different types if dementia, their causes, symptoms, and what to do next.
  • How to approach and deal with the impacts of ageing, as a carer/family member, or health practitioner.
  • The therapies and interventions available to help with handling the symptoms and progression of mental health changes as a result of ageing.
  • The support and strategies available to carers and family members.

Our Presenter(s)

Dr Stephen Bowden is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. He is a prolific researcher of neuropsychological methodology and evaluation. He has received multiple extramural grants and has published numerous books and research articles in academic journals. He is a Professor in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne where he teaches psychological assessment, and evidence-based practice in clinical neuropsychology. He is also Consultant Neuropsychologist in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. He is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of Neuropsychology Review.

Dr Colin Field is an Adelaide based neuropsychologist and forensic psychologist with 36 years experience, and has previously worked in the state’s mental health services, and various other SA and Queensland hospitals. He has special interests in the areas in the neuropsychology of dementia including civil competencies in dementia, aviation neuropsychology, driving and dementia, and is Director of the Adelaide Dementia Driving Clinic. He also has experience in forensic psychology, including the preparation of court reports for individuals with known or suspected brain dysfunction. He also has wide experience in the neuropsychology of closed head injury, and of PTSD.

Dr Leander Mitchell is a clinical neuropsychologist with particular interest in geropsychology, assessment, and health psychology. She is currently undertaking roles at The University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland, Her clinical practice skills (in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology) are maintained via locum roles, consulting in aged care facilities and private practice. Her research initially focused on carers of people with dementia, financial capacity, and training in the management of BPSD. More recently it has turned to anxiety in Parkinson’s disease and her PhD topic considered wisdom.

Dr Anita Panayiotou is an experienced Clinical Neuropsychologist and an early career Research Fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute. She has worked as a clinical neuropsychologist in three major Melbourne metropolitan health services, an organisational psychologist in large corporate organisations, a health services manager and is currently an early career researcher. In the time since completing her Doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology, she has developed research interests in dementia and supporting family carers, the cognitive sequelae of neurological and psychiatric conditions, and translational research to foster change in health settings to improve the lives of older people.

Dr Yen Ying Lim is the lead investigator of the Healthy Brain Project, and a research fellow at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. She started her career as a clinical neuropsychologist working with dementia patients and their families, and completed her studies at Brown University in the US before returning to Australia. She is primarily interested in understanding how genetic and lifestyle factors, independently or interactively, accelerate or protect against brain diseases, particularly dementia. In 2017, she was awarded the Young Researcher of the Year award by the Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation.

Karra Harrington is a registered psychologist and PhD candidate at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and the University of Melbourne. She has contributed to more than 20 research articles published in academic journals, and presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, and the Dallas Ageing and Cognition Conference. Her research is focused on understanding the effects of normal ageing processes on the cognitive function of older adults who are physically and mentally healthy.

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS WEBINAR PLATFORM WILL BE HANDLED BY APS, you will receive your log in details from them.

Event Date & Time: Saturday 17th November 2018 9.30am - 1.00pm AEST

Registrations Open: 29th Sep 18 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 14th Nov 18 5:15 PM

Places Available: 197

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