Learning Objectives

This topic is important as our population ages and as the issues of aging increasingly come into the therapy room. The people concerned are not only the aging, but also the younger people who may be carers, or simply family members that seek to understand, cope and manage the difficulties that come with aging. We explore stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular depression as we seek to understand the neuropsychological deficits that can occur.

  • 2 part video lecture by Richard Hill

  • Short online quiz after each video to test your learning

  • 1 hour certificate of completion

  • The nature of aging in our modern society

  • Damage to the brain through stroke and TIAs

  • The neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease

  • The implication of vascular depression and how to manage it

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • About this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    The Aging Brain Part 1

    • Part One With Richard Hill

    • Test your learning

  • 3

    The Aging Brain Part 2

    • Part Two With Richard Hill

    • Test your learning

    • Before you go...


Chief Education Director

Richard Hill

Richard Hill has emerged from a diverse and fascinating journey to become an innovative speaker on the mind, brain and the human condition. From a satisfying, if not quite famous, early career in the creative arts, Richard returned to intellectual studies at 42 (1996) beginning with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in linguistics. This triggered a curiosity that led to a diploma in counselling and a new career in psychotherapy. Studying continued and he has added three Masters degrees – an MA in Social Ecology; an MEd in Social Ecology; and a Masters in Brain and Mind Sciences (MBMSc) from Sydney University. Richard is also fortunate to be mentored by the esteemed Ernest Rossi PhD who has invited Richard into the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Team to study the impact of therapeutic practice on the genetic level. His fascination with the disturbing problem of stress and anxiety has resulted in his unique theory – The Winner-Loser World Theory – and the positive positive counterpoint – The Curiosity Approach: which highlights our Curiosity for Possibility. These theories revolutionize the way we deal with stress and anxiety and how we approach standard therapeutic practices. Richard’s books include a collection of inspirational short stories in Choose Hope and his explication of his Winner/Loser World Theory in How the ‘real world’ Is Driving Us Crazy! In addition, he is published in various journals and magazines around the world and in book chapters, including Perspectives on Coping and Resilience and Strengths Based Social Work Practice in Mental Health, published worldwide. His latest book is co-authored with his mentor, Ernest Rossi, The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands.