Healthcare providers who work with older adults encounter on a regular basis individuals with depression, cognitive changes and/or dementia. These changes noted in older adults can impact many facets of their life and healthcare. It is critical that healthcare providers have an understanding of these changes and can recognize symptoms and risk factors.
This course will not only discuss the characteristics of depression, cognitive changes and dementia in older adults but it will also discuss assessment tools, treatment strategies, and medication management.
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- depression scales
- clues to identify
- risk factors
- Cognitive Decline:
- normal cognition
- executive function
- risk factors
- hip fractures
- risk factors
- Normal aging vs. dementia
- Lewy Body
- management of dementia: medications, exercise
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on having a thorough understanding of how depression, cognitive changes, and dementia impact older adults. In addition to this understanding of the impact, these providers will have increased knowledge of how to screen and assess for these conditions, aid in treatment and maximize functional and quality of life outcomes.
- Identify 3 clinical symptoms that are indicators of depression in older adults.
- Identify 2 risk factors for developing depression as an older adult.
- List 2 types of exercise that have positive benefits on those that have depression
- List 2 types of memory loss and describe the major difference between the two
- List 2 characteristics of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
- List 3 risk factors for delirium
- Recognize 3 differences between normal aging and dementia
- Select 2 types of dementia and describe 2 differences between them
- List 2 assessment tools commonly used to assess cognition in older adults
- List 2 interventions that are beneficial in those with dementia
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Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Nurses
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Suzanne Greenwalt is employed by Belmont University and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service