Thursday, 19 February 2015

New booklet shows what can improve the wellbeing of older people

beyondblue has identified and rated the best activities for improving and protecting the mental health of older Australians, in a new booklet specifically for aged care workers, but also helpful for other carers

Based on La Trobe University research, the booklet rates activities on a scale of zero to three for how effective they are at improving older people’s mental health.

Activities identified in the booklet include playing computer games, interacting with clowns, spending time with animals and singing in a choir, among others.

Most activities featured are accompanied by case studies from across Australia, providing real examples of how activities have been implemented and the impact they have had.

See below for more details:

http://www.beyondblue.org.au/media/media-releases/media-releases/new-resource-shows-what-can-improve-the-wellbeing-of-older-people

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