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Seminar by NIMHANS on Geriatric Psychiatry

Program held at Banjara Academy, R T Nagar, Bengaluru,
9 March 2018

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Seminar by NIMHANS on Geriatric Psychiatry at Banjara Academy R T Nagar, Bengaluru, 9 March 2018.
Seminar by NIMHANS on Geriatric Psychiatry at Banjara Academy R T Nagar, Bengaluru, 9 March 2018.

Seminar by NIMHANS on Geriatric Psychiatry at Banjara Academy, Bengaluru in March 2018

Dr. P T Sivakumar, Professor and Head of the newly formed Department of Geriatric Psychiatry in NIMHANS, along with his team, conducted a workshop for DCS students and Helping Hand volunteers. Earlier they had invited Ali as Chief Guest to NIMHANS when the Department was inaugurated, and the discussions that followed then had led to their wanting to collaborate with Banjara to provide voluntary services for the elderly. Our Mr. Ramaswamy subsequently followed through to organize the workshop at Banjara Academy on Friday 9 th March, 2018.

Dr. Sivakumar and Dr. Soujan highlighted that our concern for the elderly is not restricted to treating their illnesses, but should also move towards healthy lifestyles and good mental health. That is where counsellors and volunteers can play a big role, they said, and offered their full cooperation for those who would like to work in the field of elder care. Sharing many examples of their clinical work and the type of issues patients come with, they explained different aspects of how mental health issues of the elderly can be dealt with by family members and counsellors. They also offered their cooperation to those who wish to learn more and sharpen their skills. There was a lively question and answer session.

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