Thursday, May 19, 2005

Older People and Depression

Off to the Community Care Live event to speak on the above subject. Hadn't appreciated the scale of the event and the fact that there were a number of competing sessions so expected to be talking to three men and a dog so was pleasantly surprised that there was quite a large audience.

Was quite pleased that "the experts" from the Mental Health Alliance and Help the Aged and myself were broadly in agreement on a number of key issues.

Some interesting questions afterwards but there is always one that is completely unrelated so I was quite taken aback when one member of the audience commented on the Lib Dem proposal for free personal care (in a context completely unrelated to depression) and muttered that it was unaffordable!

A Labour party activist perhaps?