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We often hear the term “frail”, especially as people get older. But what does being frail really mean? Should we accept frailty as a consequence of old age, or can we do something about it? Come and navigate through this taster course to find out how facing up to frailty may just be the missing link to living and ageing well. You’ll hear from people with lived experience of frailty, health professionals and researchers to find out ways to identify and manage frailty, all designed to help people live happier, healthier lives in their own homes and communities for longer.
This course is for anyone who requires a nuanced perspective on an ageing population and its challenges and is well-suited to health care professionals and public administrators.
Dr Debra Palesy is a lecturer in the Faculty of Health, at UTS. She has 30 years’ experience in clinical nursing practice, curriculum development and education for a range of health professionals in both acute care and community-based health care settings.
Debra is particularly interested in teaching and learning in socially-isolated health care settings, where workers, such as home care workers and rural nurses, do not have access to direct supervision and support.
Dr Karen Watson is an aged care clinician and academic, focused on the care needs of older people in a variety of health settings. She is also a registered nurse with a background in naturopathy. Her research has examined complementary therapy interventions for the behavioural management of older people with and without dementia.
Karen is particularly interested in supporting the care needs of older people challenged by changes in cognition that can occur with healthy ageing and dementia. She holds an adjunct research fellow position with the MARCs Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Development, where she is assisting the Time Travelling with Technology project team to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of Google Liquid Galaxy and web resources as an intervention for reducing behavioural and psychological symptoms of people with dementia. Karen holds an undergraduate and postgraduate lecturer position where she coordinates and teaches aged care.
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