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National Council for the Elderly: proceedings of a conference: Mental Disorders in Olders Irish People: incidence prevalence and treatment: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, 11th October 1996.
National Council for the Elderly
The National Council for the Elderly is an advisory body to the Minister for Health on all aspects of ageing and the welfare of the elderly. One of its terms of reference is to advise the Minister on measures to promote the health of the elderly. As one of its contributions towards the realisation of this objective the Council published a report in October 1996 entitled, Mental Disorders in Older Irish People: Incidence Prevalence and Treatment. The report provides a profile of mental disorders in the older Irish population by bringing together in one publication the information which exists on the prevalence, incidence and treatment of mental disorders in older people. It will be a valuable source of information for planning and developing mental health services for older people. A Conference at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin on 11 th October 1996 provided a platform to discuss the findings of the report and to focus attention on the priorities for mental health services for older people in Ireland. We are very-grateful to Anne Roche, a co-author of the report, for preparing this summary of the proceedings of the Conference. On behalf of the Council, I would like to thank her for bringing together the papers presented at the Conference in such an expert fashion. Though not pretending to record in detail everything said by invited speakers or from the floor, we are confident that this report provides a useful account of the main issues discussed.
Keyword(s): OLDER PEOPLE; HEALTH; MENTAL HEALTH
Publication Date:
1996
Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): National Council for the Elderly
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