Depression - more than just getting old?
About this course
Page last updated 24 October 2016
Do you work with older people?
Have you ever thought about the relationship between physical and mental ill health and the impact on the older person?
This half day 'Depression - more than just getting old?' workshop is designed for you, as a health and social care worker, to consider some key issues of depression that might affect our understanding of this often debilitating and misdiagnosed mental health issue.
You must be a qualified practitioner.
The intention during this course is to provide you with some strategies and tips on how we can more effectively support older people with depression, reduce hospital bed days, inappropriate admissions and prevent unnecessary interventions.
- Context of depression in old age and misdiagnosis
- Causes and types of depression
- Different approaches: Post war cohort ( baby boomers) and the old old.
- Role transitioning
- Therapeutic use of self
- Strategies/top tips
- Case studies using questioning approaches and observations
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