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Age, frailty, loneliness and suicide

Wednesday 29 June 2022, 7.15pm – 8.30pm (AEST)

Session aim: Discuss the challenges of the transition to older age where frailty, loneliness and suicidal thoughts can occur.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss how frailty, loneliness, sadness, depression and suicide are connected.
  • Identify strategies for mitigating the link between physical frailty and mental frailty.
  • Evaluate the role the community plays in Older People's physical and mental health.
  • Identify the services that can support Older People's social and emotional wellbeing in the community and Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF's).
  • Discuss improved targeting of referrals for older people who may be experiencing frailty, loneliness, sadness, depression or suicidal ideation as a result of improved understanding of the role of different disciplines and community services.

Our interdisciplinary panel of experts includes:

  • Prof. Susan Kurrle (NSW – Geriatrician)
  • Prof. Viviana Wuthrich (NSW – Psychologist)
  • Sandy Matthews (NSW – Director of Nursing)

The session will be facilitated by Dr Stephen Ginsborg (NSW based GP)

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