International Conference on Healthy Ageing and Mental Health

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International Conference on Healthy Ageing and Mental Health

Date: 4th January, 2017 6th January, 2017.
Venue : Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) , Rajagiri Valley Campus Kakkanadu, Cochin, Kerala, India

International Conference on Healthy Ageing and Mental Health Dyuti logoDYUTI, Developmental Yearnings for a United and Transformed India.
Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) with its vision of “becoming a centre of excellence in learning for enriching and fulfilling LIFE” has been regularly providing an annual forum for deliberations on vital issues of development from a Rights perspective. This annual series of deliberation (started in 1998) is named DYUTI meaning “Spark of Life”. Dyuti 2017 is the 17th in it’s series.
Conference on Healthy Ageing and Mental Health poster. In this images, old age family photo appear and conference date is also displayed.


  • Promotion and prevention of mental health in micro, messo and macro levels
  • Identify cost effective, full cover strategies for screening the population
  • Consolidate evidences of physical, psychological and social interventions through systematic analysis of scientific researches in the area of mental health of the elderly
  • Gather evidences of practice with the elderly through systematic analysis of experiences of the GOs and NGOs
  • Identify suitable statutory positions within the system in comparison with other countries to ensure protection of the rights of the elderly persons by Professional social workers

Major Sub themes of the Conference

Theme 1:
  • Adding health to ‘years’: Ageing, health and development – Population ageing: Demographic and epidemiological changes and implications
  • Health characteristics of older persons – Key behaviours that influence Healthy Ageing; Key environmental risks
  • International legal and policy frameworks – The challenges to policy development; Geriatrics – geriatric medicine – conditions and management
Theme 2:
  • Healthy Ageing: Ageing, health and functioning – Trajectories of Healthy Ageing; Public-health framework for Healthy Ageing; Demand for and barriers to health services; Health economics
Theme 3:
  • Family – care systems – Current approaches to long-term care; Evidence based interventions; Evidence based models of building workforce capacity and supporting family caregivers
Theme 4:
  • Towards an age-friendly world – Elderly persons can Learn, grow and make decisions; Be Mobile; Build and maintain relationships; Contribute; Have access to Basic needs
Theme 5:
  • Evidence based Action on Healthy Ageing – Creating age-friendly environments; Models of optimizing trajectories of ageing; Older-person-centered and integrated family care; Models of aligning health systems

Registration Fees

Indian Professionals/ Academicians

  • Early Bird : ₹2500
  • Late / Spot : ₹2000

Indian Student

  • Early Bird : ₹1200
  • Late / Spot : ₹1500

Foreign Professionals/ Academicians

  • Early Bird : $300
  • Late / Spot : $350

Foreign Student

  • Early Bird : $200
  • Late / Spot : $250

SARRC Countries Professionals/ Academicians

  • Early Bird : ₹3000
  • Late / Spot : ₹3500

SARRC Countries Student

  • Early Bird : ₹1500
  • Late / Spot : ₹2000


Older people form an age group in which the increase in number is maximum when compared to younger age groups. By 2050, two billion people — or nearly one out of every four people – will be older than 60 years. 80% of the world’s older people will be living in less developed countries, which have consequently less time than developed countries to build the infrastructure to deal with this major social transition. Currently 55 million Indians are aged over 60, projected to rise to 146 million by 2025. India seems ill-equipped to deal with this change. Very few elderly persons are entitled to pension. Most do not have access to health and social care services. Family care for older people is more and more difficult as intergenerational relationships are in transition in the context of rapid social and economic change.

As people age, they are more likely to suffer mobility difficulties and chronic health conditions such as cancer, diabetes and coronary heart disease, stroke and dementia, largely attributing to various risk factors and life style changes. They are also vulnerable to loneliness, poverty and depression.

To promote healthy ageing, socio-economic determinants and inequalities need to be dealt with. Mental Health care should be an important constituent of health care of the elderly. Involving civil society, non-governmental and non-profit organizations, and public-private partnerships could facilitate the implementation of health promotion strategies for older adults. Professional Social workers are in a unique position to create, implement, and advocate policies, programs, services and research for the benefit of older adults.

This conference is an effort to bring together the academicians, practitioners, researchers and policy makers to identify, discuss and consolidate intervention modules for the health and mental well being of elderly person at international, national and regional levels.

Contact Details

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) was established as a result of the indefatigable industry and foresight of the CMI Congregation. Rajagiri College of Social Science was accredited with ‘A’ Grade (3.70 out of 4) in 2013 by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of the UGC.


Rajagiri P.O., Kalamassery, Cochin, Kerala683104 ,India

Phone : +914842911346, 2911321
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