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Psychology of Old Age

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The Psychology of Old Age course is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of how to provide quality care to older people and those in their final stages of life. It explores the concept of ageing, as well as how to manage the physical and mental health issues associated with old age.

Through this course, you will develop a greater understanding of the stages of life and theories, covering key topics such as the stigmas and stereotypes associated with older people and what is considered as “old age” in society. Furthermore, you will deepen your understanding of the psychology of older age and the obstacles that elderly people face.

The course will also discuss the various illnesses associated with old age, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, and learning disabilities. Whether you are a live-in carer or are looking to start a career in palliative care, you will gain the necessary skills needed to excel in your role.

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Developed by qualified professionals
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone-friendly
  • 24/7 Learning Assistance
  • Discounts on bulk purchases

Sneak Peek

Who should take the course

This comprehensive training course is ideal for those interested in a career in the health care sector, which include the following related professions:

  • Senior Healthcare Assistant
  • Live-in Caregiver
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Palliative Care Nurse


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of developmental psychology and its key theories
  • Understand the ageing process and what we consider as “old age” in modern times
  • List the common stereotypes of older people and understand the impact these stereotypes have on older people
  • Identify the mental & physical health issues that are associated with old age
  • Show understanding of how quality of life is impacted with old age
  • Provide quality care and support to those who are elderly and in poor mental or physical health


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.

Course Curriculum

In module one, we will learn about the course tutor, their professional background and experience in this field. This introductory module will also explore the key topics that will be discussed in this training program.

In module two, we will deepen our understanding of the ageing process and gerontology. It explores the societal views of elderly people and what modern society considers as “old age.”

In module three, we will take an in-depth look at some stereotypes associated with older people and how these stereotypes affect older people. It also discusses life stages and theories, touching on some of the stigmas of old age. 

In module four, we will explore how mental health declines with age and learn about the types of physical and mental illnesses that are associated with old age, including various learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s and dementia. 

In module five, we will broaden our knowledge of the term “quality of life” and what it means. It explores loneliness factors, depression and “death anxiety”, as well as how to cope with bereavement.

In module six, we will discover some strategies and habits for improving quality of life, from exercising to the dietary requirements of older people. It also provides tips on caring for older people and supporting them in their daily activities.

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