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Demand on your CARE: Common Mood Issues in Older Adults


About This Course

Welcome to ELDER007

Common Mood Issues in Older Adults

This course is part of a MOOC series of the “Jockey Club CADENZA e-tools for Elder Care” funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

This course is open to health and social care professional or anyone who are interested to this subject in committing their effort in helping seniors to cope with mood issues. Taking this course will help you understand the common mood issues in older adults, various types of screening tests and assessments, and strategies in managing mood issues.


There is no entry requirement.

Introduction to the Course

We are delighted that you have enrolled in this course! The course opens on 30 November, 2020 and will run through identical issues till end of 2022. Let us go through the “Jockey Club CADENZA e-tools for Elder Care” in understanding the common mood issues in older adults by studying a real life story. The suggested strategies and practical tips learn in this course can be incorporated into daily life with the goals on early identification of mood issues and how we can provide appropriate interventions which aim to support those seniors in maintain good mental health and wellbeing.

This course is divided into 3 chapters. In addition, there will be quizzes. We estimate that you will need to spend no more than 3 contact hours on average to complete the course. It is in self-paced mode. You can study anytime and anywhere you want. We suggest you could study in a weekly basis for each chapter at your own schedule. Before you start, here is some helpful information for successful completion of this course.

Course Staff

Dr. Christopher Lum

Geriatric Medicine, Consultant, Medical and Geriatrics Department, Shatin Hospital

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