Maximising the opportunity for healthy ageing: Online mental health measurement and targeted interventions

Matthew P. Iasiello, Jonathan D. Bartholomaeus, Aaron J. Jarden, Joseph Em Van Agteren

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Abstract

Longevity is a valuable resource for society, as older people are increasingly looking for new ways to contribute after retirement. Their contribution is however dependent upon their physical health, mental health and wellbeing. The potential role that mental health and wellbeing, two separate but interrelated constructs, play often are both under-recognised and insufficiently targeted. Positive ageing is a positive and constructive view of ageing, where older people actively work on maintaining a positive attitude, work towards keeping fit and healthy, and strive to maximize their wellbeing. Interventions stimulating positive ageing show promising results for both mental health and wellbeing, and telehealth can play an important role in improving the reach and effectiveness of positive ageing interventions. Telehealth solutions can also help researchers reliably measure and better understand the drivers of wellbeing at individual and population levels; results that can both form the basis for advancing the field of positive ageing and help inform public policy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTelehealth for our Ageing Society - Selected Papers from Global Telehealth 2017
EditorsMaayken E.L. van den Berg, Anthony J. Maeder
PublisherIOS Press Ebooks
Pages111-123
Number of pages13
Volume246
ISBN (Electronic) 9781614998457
ISBN (Print)9781614998440
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2017 Global Telehealth Meeting: Telehealth for our Ageing Society - Flinders University City Campus, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 24 Nov 201724 Nov 2017
https://www.unisa.edu.au/siteassets/episerver-6-files/global/health/sansom/images/telehealth_symposium_flyer_oct2017.pdf (Flyer with speaker listing.)

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume246

Conference

Conference2017 Global Telehealth Meeting
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period24/11/1724/11/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • Longevity
  • Ageing
  • mental health
  • Positive ageing

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