Disciplines:
  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Psychology
Hours: 11 Contact Hours
Item#: BGQOA

Older Adults: Mental Health Bundle


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Item # BGQOA
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Alzheimer's Disease and Related Neurocognitive Disorders, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # B4162  

As the United States sees a dramatic increase in the geriatric population, more people will experience diseases of aging, including neurocognitive disorders. Dementia refers to a variety of diseases and conditions that affect cognition and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive and fatal brain disease, is the most prevalent form of dementia. This course will help clinicians distinguish among the different types of dementias and neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, mixed dementia, frontotemporal dementia, HIV-associated dementia, Huntington’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s disease, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. 

The course describes neuroanatomy of the brain and brain changes in normal aging and then moves to an in-depth discussion of Alzheimer’s disease. Research on the causes of Alzheimer’s disease focuses on a variety of factors, including genetics and the processes of neurotransmitters. The course describes the major risk factors in the development of Alzheimer’s disease: age, family history, vascular disease, years of education, and ethnicity. Diagnostic evaluation is discussed, as are the latest approaches to treatment and management, including pharmacological treatments, domains of care management, and caring for the caregiver. This basic-level course is designed for behavioral health professionals—including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and advanced practice and psychiatric nurses—who work with elderly people and their families in acute and long-term care, institutional, home-based, or community settings.

Participants will receive 2 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successful completion of this course.

Depression in Older Adults, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4163  

Depressive disorders are prevalent among adults age 65 and older, and late-life depression is likely to become an increasingly serious public health problem given the aging of the U.S. population. Depressive disorders affect older people in terms of family interactions, sleeping and eating habits, general health, and the ability to enjoy life. Depression in older adults worsens the outcomes of many medical conditions, is associated with increased morbidity, and is linked to increased suicide rates. Depression in this population is frequently underdiagnosed and untreated, which leads to increased healthcare costs due to unnecessary acute care utilization, excessive primary care and emergency room visits, and the prescription of costly medications. 

The purpose of this course is to help clinicians assess and intervene in late-life depression. The course reviews the primary types of depressive disorders among the geriatric population, including major depressive disorder, minor depression, persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia), and substance/medication-induced depressive disorder. The course discusses the causes of depression in this age group, including biomedical and psychosocial factors, and identifies risk factors. Participants will learn about diagnostic procedures and cultural considerations. Assessment and screening tools are described, including the Geriatric Depression Scale, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the Patient Health Questionnaire. Current treatments such as drug therapy and electroconvulsive therapy are discussed, as are psychotherapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, problem-solving treatment, interpersonal psychotherapy, reminiscence therapy, and cognitive bibliotherapy. Useful tables provide practical information such as generic and trade names of antidepressant medications, the differences between depression and dementia, and issues regarding care delivery. 

This basic-level course is written for behavioral health professionals, including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nurses, who work with older adults and their families in primary and tertiary care, acute and long-term care, institutional, home-based, and community settings.

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

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

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4166  

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.

Substance Abuse in Older Adults, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4168  

The prevalence and impact of substance abuse among the rapidly expanding geriatric population are of increasing concern. Substance abuse is especially dangerous for older adults, who experience slower metabolism and elimination. Detection of substance abuse in these clients is complicated by the fact that signs and symptoms of substance abuse may mimic those of other conditions such as dementia and depression. 

This essential course provides criteria for diagnosing substance use disorders, particularly those involving prescription drugs and alcohol, and describes useful screening and assessment tools, such as the Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test–Geriatric Version (SMAST-G) and the CAGE questionnaire. Approaches to engage older adults in treatment are described, and current interventions are reviewed, including individual and group-based approaches. Family involvement in therapy is discussed as well as settings of care for treatment. Participants will learn about medications to avoid in older adults and medicines that may interact adversely with alcohol. A list of online and community resources is provided. This basic-level course is written for behavioral health professionals, including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nurses who work with older adults and their families in a variety of settings, including primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of care; acute and long-term care; and institutional, home-based, and community settings.

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

New Jersey Social Workers -  This course has been pre-approved for 3 Clinical Social Work Practice credits by the Assoc. of Social Work Boards (NJ CE course approval program provider #52).