Is It Dementia, Delirium or Depression?
The April 2016 PASRR webinar "Is It Dementia, Delirium or Depression?" occurred on Tuesday, April 12th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).
The webinar was presented by Dr. Glenise McKenzie, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and an associate director of the OHSU Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence.
A PDF copy of the slides is available at the bottom of this page.
Synopsis of the Topic:
Dementia, delirium and depression (also referred to as the 3 Ds) account for the majority of negative mental and cognitive health outcomes in older adults. This presentation will provide context, baseline information and challenges relating to the differentiation of the 3 Ds in individuals with behavioral issues. None of these conditions are a normal part of the aging process, but they are common and can be challenging to figure out because of overlapping symptoms and behaviors. One of the symptoms that make it so challenging are the cognitive impairments that may accompany all three of the “Ds”. We will take a look at each condition and related screening tools separately and then discuss overlapping issues and concerns.
Dr. Glenise McKenzie is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and an associate director of the OHSU Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence. She is passionate about promoting and maintaining the physical and mental health of older adults. Her clinical experience includes over 20 years of providing care for adults and older adults in acute and outpatient psychiatric care settings. Her research has focused on improving the care of individuals with dementia and on enhancing the successful translation of evidence-based dementia care practices in long term care settings. She teaches undergraduate and graduate nursing courses in the areas of mental health, gerontology, ethics and leadership, and has been on the School of Nursing faculty at OHSU for 10 years.
Acknowledgment of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support received for this CME activity.
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