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Cover image for lecture: Caring for Older People with Persistent Depression

Lecture Overview

It is well known that the symptoms of depression can cause low moods, lack of motivation, and, in extreme cases, poor self-care. In this session, Lisa Dick will explore the symptoms of persistent depression in older adults and how to manage these. View this lecture to expand your awareness of ways to promote motivation in an older person with depression to assist with self-care.


Portrait of Lisa Dick
Lisa Dick

Lisa Dick has been a registered nurse for over 20 years, specialising in aged care and community health. Lisa was endorsed as an older persons nurse practitioner in 2016. She has worked as a nurse practitioner with Mercy Aged Care for three years, followed by a locum position at Castlemaine Health on the rehabilitation and geriatric evaluation management units. Lisa is now working with Home Nurse Services in Melbourne who are a national in-home specialist nursing service delivering exceptional quality nurse services to aged care facilities. They utilise only nurse practitioners to ensure the highest quality of care is provided. Lisa’s passion is working with older people and providing a person-centred approach to care to enrich lives and improve the health and wellbeing of the older person across the continuum. See Educator Profile


28 Total Rating(s)
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Estelle Maree Tucker
17 Feb 2020

Well presented, points were practical and examples well explained.

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bronwyn ann beecroft
17 Dec 2019


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Trevor Lowe
11 Dec 2019

Good overview, practice points and reminders

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Nicole Louise Williams
15 Nov 2019

This was informative

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Harrison Land
10 Nov 2019

Simple and to the point

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09 Nov 2019


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Catherine Papadopoulos
07 Nov 2019

Good overview, helps with alert reminders

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Jenny Ellis
27 Oct 2019

Good basic refresher on depression in the older adult.

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Christopher Pankhurst
21 Oct 2019

Covered material in detail without losing interest, video length was just right.

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Michele Selby
16 Oct 2019

An excellent resource for anyone working in aged care.