Mental health and older people (Journey 8) - infographic 1

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  • Just over half, 52%, of all permanent aged-care residents had symptoms of depression about 87,000 people out of a population of 166,000
  • 45% of people admitted for the first time to residential aged care from 2008 to 2012 also indicated symptoms of depression - about 160,000 out of a population of 235,000
  • In that period, the proportion of newly admitted residents with symptoms increased by 21%

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Please reference this infographic as 
NSW Mental Health Commission (2014). Living Well: Putting people at the centre of mental health reform in NSW. Journey 7 infographic 1. Sydney, NSW Mental Health Commission.

References

  • Beard, J., S. Biggs, D. Bloom, L. Fried, P. Hogan, A. Kalache and S. Olshansky (2011). Global population ageing: Peril or promise. Geneva. World Economic Forum.
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013). Depression in residential aged care 2008–2012. cat no. AGE 73. Canberra, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

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