Disciplines:
  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Psychology
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Kathy Black, PhD, MSW, MSG, MPH
Peer Reviewer(s): Roberta Greene, PhD, MSW
Item#: B4166
Contents: 1 Course Book (46 pages)

Neurocognitive Disorders in Aging: The Assessment and Management of Delirium and Dementia Among Older Adults, Updated 1st Edition



Price $29.95
Item # B4166
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Healthcare professionals working with older adults need to be able to distinguish among delirium, dementia, and depression. This basic-level course will enable practitioners to identify differences in the onset, course, and differential features of the disorders affecting cognition in later life and better manage the behavioral manifestations of these neurocognitive disorders.

Participants will receive 3 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successful completion of this course.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the different types and symptoms of neurocognitive disorders among older adults.
  • Identify ways to assess neurocognitive disorders among older adults.
  • Explain the management strategies used in the treatment of neurocognitive disorders among older adults.
Kathy Black, PhD, MSW, MSG, MPH, is a professor of social work and gerontology at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Black obtained her doctorate degree from the University at Albany, State University of New York, in 2000, master’s degrees in social work and gerontology from the University of Southern California (1988), and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Los Angeles (1990). Dr. Black has worked in the field of geriatric mental health as a nurse, social worker, and case manager in acute care, long-term care, home, and community-based settings for more than 25 years.
Roberta Greene, PhD, MSW, is a professor and the Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in Gerontology and Social Welfare and Director of the Life Care Institute at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin. She previously was professor and dean at the Indiana University School of Social Work and has worked at the Council on Social Work Education and the National Association of Social Workers. Dr. Greene has numerous publications, including Resiliency Theory: An Integrated Framework for Practice, Research, and Policy; Social Work with the Aged and Their Families; Social Work Practice: A Risk and Resilience Perspective; Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice; and Contemporary Issues of Care. Dr. Greene, who is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, is the recipient of the National Association of Social Workers Pioneer Award and the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work 2005 Career Achievement Award. She is currently conducting research for the John Templeton Foundation.

  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.