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Psychology Of Old Age
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2h 55m

This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of psychology of old age and understand elderly needs with ease.

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2h 55m


Hi, my name is Elmira Strange (MPhil), and I am a Motivational Psychologist who is passionate about teaching students all over the world!

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About This Course

This course is now fully accredited by the IAOTH – International Association of Therapists!

Are you interested in learning about the psychology of older age adults? Do you want to know better about their needs, goals and to understand them with ease?  

Whether you are building your professional career as a carer or a psychologist, or you want to learn how to care for your elderly relative in your own home, you are in the right place.

In this course you will take 23 informative lectures where you will find out many interesting aspects:

  • What is Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and what is the difference between the two
  • How we stereotype older people and how it affects them
  • What is developmental psychology
  • Substance abuse in older people
  • How to improve health in older age
  • When is it too late to exercise and eat healthier

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn about ‘old age’ psychology
  • Anyone who is interested in various topics related to psychology
  • Anyone who is planning their career in psychology
  • Anyone who is looking after the elderly and would like to learn theories of old age

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned the psychology of old age and understand elderly needs with ease.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about psychology of old age.


(Please be aware that the course completion certificate issued by Skill Success upon completing the course differs distinctly from the professional certificate issued by Elmira Strange.)

At the end of the course, you will see the instructions on how to obtain your accredited certificate.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
About Your Tutor 00:00:00
About Your Course 00:00:00
Section 2 - Introduction To Psychology Of Older Age
What Is “Developmental Psychology”? 00:00:00
What Is “Gerontology”? 00:00:00
What We Consider As “Old Age” 00:00:00
What Is “Ageing” And How It Happens 00:00:00
Section 3 - Psychology Of Older Age
Common Stereotypes Of Older People 00:00:00
Life Stages And Theories 00:00:00
What Do We Look Forward To In Our Older Age? 00:00:00
Section 4 - Mental Health And Old Age
Memory-Related Issues 00:00:00
Learning Disabilities 00:00:00
Alzheimer’s Disease And Dementia 00:00:00
Chronic Illness And Disabilities 00:00:00
Substance Abuse (Addictions) 00:00:00
Section 5 - The Quality Of Life
What Is “Quality Of Life”? 00:00:00
Loneliness Factors In The Elderly Population 00:00:00
Coping With Grief And Bereavement 00:00:00
“Mild” And “Severe” Depression 00:00:00
Fear Of Dying (Death Anxiety) 00:00:00
Section 6 - Improving Health And Wellbeing
The Effects Of Exercising 00:00:00
Is It Worth Eating “Healthy” In Older Age? 00:00:00
What Else Affects “Health” And “Wellbeing”? 00:00:00
Caring For Older People 00:00:00
Thank You And Good Bye! 00:00:00
How To Obtain Your Accredited Certificate 00:00:00

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