Older Mind Matters Ltd offers consultancy, research and training in the field of older people’s mental health.
The Director, Dr Susan Mary Benbow, is a psychiatrist and systemic psychotherapist with extensive experience at local, regional and national levels.
Current workstreams at a glance:
Primary care memory clinic services provided at Gnosall Health Centre since August 2012. Read more about the clinic here on the practice website. Mental Health Act Second Opinions carried out for the Isle of Man.
Involves working with adults of all ages facing a range of relationships and other difficulties, individually, in couples or in family groups, and also offering supervision.
Older Mind Matters Ltd has undertaken domestic homicide reviews and safeguarding adults reviews, filling the roles of independent chair/ author; has been involved in reviews of services; and has interviewed the relatives of people who have experienced unsatisfactory care on behalf of the organisations involved.
We have a broad range of research interests and is currently involved in a project on relationships and dementia at Staffordshire University; and a project on transgender people’s experiences of health and social care commissioned by Age UK Cheshire.
Teaching and training delivered to a number of groups including carers. This includes teaching on dementia and a range of other topics.
The Company provides consultancy to provider organisations and to research projects.
Sexuality and the human rights of persons with dementia. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry (2021) 29 (10), 1021-1026. Link here to abstract. Another publication on this