The data analyses in this current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request. The increasing proportion of people growing old, demands expanded knowledge of how people can experience successful aging. Having a good life while growing old is dependent on several factors such as nutrition, physical health, the ability to perform activities of daily living, lifestyle and psychological health. Furthermore, unhealthy food intake is found to be a modifiable risk factor for depression in elderly people. The sample consisted of 11, participants, 65 years or older. Recognition of this require expanded knowledge on how this large portion of population can experience successful ageing.
Strengthening Psychology’s Workforce for Older Adults
Older people with depression 'less likely to be referred for psychological therapy' - NHS
These send information about how our site is used to a service called Google Analytics. We use this information to improve our site. Let us know if this is OK. Change my preferences I'm OK with analytics cookies. As part of the delivery of the Long Term Plan, all areas will need to plan to achieve improvements in access and treatment for older adults in line with local demographics within all appropriate mental health services. All adult mental health services will be expected to remove upper-age barriers to access. Local areas will be expected to plan to meet the needs of their local population to address inequalities in IAPT access for older people.
Older people with depression 'less likely to be referred for psychological therapy'
Professional psychology faces an urgent crisis, which the following facts paint in stark relief. Up to 8 million older adults experience mental health and substance use conditions in a given year, yet most psychologists receive no training in their assessment and treatment. A small group of advocates within the profession have sounded the alarm and worked to strengthen geropsychology as a specialty, but this has had very limited impact on the actual supply of psychologists qualified to provide services to this population. In , an Institute of Medicine IOM committee released a report on the crisis regarding the mental health and substance use workforce for older adults.
Elderly people require some form of psychological support at some point in their later years. The types of problems faced by this population are quite distinct and often more complex than those faced by younger adults, and throw up many new challenges - in both assessment and treatment. This online resource discusses how psychological assessment needs to be more tightly integrated with therapy, especially with older adult clients. Keywords: later-in-life challenges , quality of life , later lifespan issues , lifespan issues , elderly population , psychological support.