Targeting Mental Health in Older Patients
As a society, a lot has changed over the last few decades in the way that we address and treat mental illness. However, research still shows that poor mental health is undertreated in older Australians. With an ageing population, it’s becoming increasingly important for health professionals and communities to be paying attention to the mental health and wellbeing of older people.
Today on The Daily we spoke to Associate Professor, Viviana Wuthrich, Head of Research at Macquarie University’s Department of Psychology about addressing mental health in older patients.