Presentation Title

Mental health disorders in the aging population: Supporting function

Type of Presentation

Workshop

Strand

Healthy Aging: Physical, Psychological & Cognitive

Target Audience

Practitioners, Older Adults, Students

Clinical supervisor at Silver Lining Club for 4 years. Master of Arts Nursing and Counseling Psychology. Nursing experience in mental health and long term care as well as clinical supervision of students.

Location

Session 2 Breakouts

Start Date

10-15-2020 2:00 PM

End Date

10-15-2020 3:00 PM

Abstract

The purpose of this presentation will be to raise awareness about increasing numbers of individuals who are aging with serious, chronic mental health disorders as well as those who will develop neurocognitive disorders and discuss the implications for family caregivers, healthcare providers, and senior support services. Approximately 20% of all adults are diagnosed with a mental illness in their lifetime and 1:25 have a severe chronic disorder (NAMI, 2020). The population over 60 years between 2015-2050 is predicted to increase from 900 million to 2 billion (WHO, 2020). Twenty percent of 2 billion individuals with a very unique set of needs.The audience will learn the American Psychiatric Association criteria for Depression, Schizophrenia, Dementia, and Alcohol Use Disorder and planning for meeting care needs for those over 60 with the goal of supporting function.

https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/NAMI-You-Are-Not-Alone-FINAL.pdf

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/mental-health-of-older-adults

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Oct 15th, 2:00 PM Oct 15th, 3:00 PM

Mental health disorders in the aging population: Supporting function

Session 2 Breakouts

The purpose of this presentation will be to raise awareness about increasing numbers of individuals who are aging with serious, chronic mental health disorders as well as those who will develop neurocognitive disorders and discuss the implications for family caregivers, healthcare providers, and senior support services. Approximately 20% of all adults are diagnosed with a mental illness in their lifetime and 1:25 have a severe chronic disorder (NAMI, 2020). The population over 60 years between 2015-2050 is predicted to increase from 900 million to 2 billion (WHO, 2020). Twenty percent of 2 billion individuals with a very unique set of needs.The audience will learn the American Psychiatric Association criteria for Depression, Schizophrenia, Dementia, and Alcohol Use Disorder and planning for meeting care needs for those over 60 with the goal of supporting function.

https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/NAMI-You-Are-Not-Alone-FINAL.pdf

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/mental-health-of-older-adults