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Aged Mental Health Series
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne is pleased to deliver its four-part series on Aged Mental Health. Each meeting has been accredited for 2 CPD Education points.

As we all know, and is becoming more evident in the reports generated by the National Mental Health Royal Commission and Victorian Aged Care Royal Commissions, older people face unique challenges that can affect their mental health, including age discrimination, bereavement, social isolation, susceptibility to chronic disease, and transition to retirement. Unfortunately, older people with depression and anxiety are generally under-served, with insufficient access to clinical mental health care.

The aim of this series is to support General Practitioners to manage the mental health of their older patients in the community and in residential aged care facilities. The meetings will cover:

21st April - Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia
5th May - Personality Disorders in the Older Adult
19th May - Anxiety in the Older Adult
2nd June - Depression in the Older Adult

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Apr 21, 2021 07:30 PM
May 5, 2021 07:30 PM
May 19, 2021 07:30 PM
Jun 2, 2021 07:30 PM
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Emeritus Professor David Ames
Psychiatrist/Emeritus Professor @St George’s and Epworth Camberwell Hospitals
David Ames AO is an old age psychiatrist currently working part time at St George’s and Epworth Camberwell hospitals. He trained in Melbourne and London, has worked in the field for 35 years, cofounded Melbourne’s first memory clinic and was leader of the Australian Imaging Emeritus Professor Biomarker and Lifestyle study of ageing (Australia’s largest Alzheimer’s disease study to that time) from 2006-2019. Previous positions include Professor of Psychiatry of Old Age (2005-2007) and Professor Ageing & Health (2007-2015) for the University of Melbourne and director of the National Ageing Research Institute (2007-2015).
Dr Francine Moss
Consultant Psychiatrist @St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Dr Francine Moss has had extensive experience as an old age psychiatrist and is the Clinical Director of the Aged Persons Mental Health Service at St Vincent’s hospital Melbourne. She is also the Victorian training coordinator for advanced Training in old age psychiatry. Dr Moss has a special interest in personality disorders in older adults, and has undertaken research in this area.
Dr Terry Chong
Consultant Psychiatrist @St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Terry is Senior Research Fellow - Psychiatry of Old Age at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry. He is involved in research around cognitive health and cognitive impairment as well as physical activity, anxiety and Huntington's disease. In 2018, he was awarded Membership of the Melbourne Medical School Academy of Clinical Consultant Psychiatrist in training through the Master of Psychiatry course. He was also course coordinator of the Masters course from 2010-2013. He advocates to increase community awareness of cognitive health, for example in the media and in community forums. He also practices as a psychiatrist at St Vincent's Health and Epworth Healthcare. He is a PhD candidate with the Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age.