[Webinar Recording] Aging and Mental Health Webinar (CAMH)
The number of older adults with mental illness or dementia is increasing in Canada. Mental illness and dementia can have a significant impact on the quality of life of seniors and their loved ones, and increase health care system costs. Prevention, early intervention and treatment efforts can help mitigate symptoms and/or associated behavioral challenges and improve quality of life. However, challenges in primary care, home and community care, long-term care and caregiver supports can impact whether or not older adults receive the care that they need. Health and social inequities can also impact seniors’ mental health and their access to care. Fortunately, there are a number of opportunities for improving older adults’ mental health, as well as enhancing access to mental health care and other supports that are evidence-informed and culturally relevant.
In this webinar, we will provide a brief overview of CAMH’s Aging and Mental Health Policy Framework. We will look at the challenges and opportunities in seniors’ mental health and highlight policy principles and recommendations for a comprehensive approach to aging and mental health. We will be joined by a CAMH expert in dementia care and research to talk about new developments in the area and evidence-based interventions to improve the quality of life of seniors living with dementia. An expert from LOFT Community Services will also join to talk about successful programs and supports for older adults with serious mental illness living in the community.
Aging and Mental Health Webinar (CAMH)
United Way BC, CAMH
Jan 23, 2024
- Mental Health and Wellness
- General Health and Wellness
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