Coping with coronavirus anxiety
In these uncertain times in can be hard to find information we need that is reliable and relevant to older adults. We have compiled this list of COVID-19 resources to help:
Helping older adults to deal with COVID-19
Dr Jessamine Chen, Dr Carly Johnco and Professor Viviana Wuthrich, members of our Centre, have developed a resource to assist older adults to deal with COVID-19.
This resource was developed in conjunction with the Australian Psychological Society Psychology and Ageing Interest Group.
Maintaining mental health during the pandemic
In addition, one of our Associate Members, Dr Sur Ferguson has recently written in the latest newsletter for the Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA NSW) a column on maintaining mental health during the pandemic. Click here to read the newsletter.
Recommendations for Aged Care during COVID-19
Dr Joyce Siette and Professor Viviana Wuthrich have recently published a letter to the Editor in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association that outlines the following recommendations for Aged Care during COVID-19:
Managing COVID-19 anxiety in residential aged care facilities (RACF)
The Australian Psychological Society Psychology and Ageing Interest Group, of which Professor Viviana Wuthrich is the Convenor, has also produced this flyer for managing COVID19 anxiety in residential aged care facilities (RACF) specifically.
Elderly in Isolation Video
Below is a recent video about how to support the elderly in isolation: