Priority 8 from the Multiple Conditions in Later Life PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the most effective, cost effective and acceptable interventions to improve the psychological wellbeing of older people with multiple conditions? (JLA PSP Priority 8)
Overall ranking 8
JLA question ID 0064/8
Explanatory note This question came from all forms of survey respondent however it was predominantly from carers and health professionals. Carers would comment that they were worried that the person that they cared for was suffering from depression but did not know how to address this or access help.  Health professionals tended to be more concerned with what was the most effective form of psychological therapy.

None identified that applied directly to all conditions in the over 85s

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples 'I suspect my mum who has dementia may possibly have underlying depression, she has recently become very withdrawn.  I have highlighted this to a member of the nursing home staff.' Carer ' Use and value of talking therapies to individuals with multiple health conditions?' Health and social care professional 
Submitted by All forms of respondents - patients, carers, health and social care professionals
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0064
PSP name Multiple Conditions in Later Life
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 97  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 24 April 2018