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Expiration Date: March 10, 2019
With a rapidly aging patient population, healthcare professionals are increasingly likely to work with older adults who exhibit signs of delirium, dementia, and depression. This basic-level course, written from a behavioral perspective, will enable practitioners to identify differences in the onset, course, and differential features of the disorders affecting cognition in later life and recognize the behavioral manifestations of these neurocognitive disorders.
Previously titled: Recognizing and Managing Cognitive Disorders in Older Adults
AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation & Intervention
- 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.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- 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.
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- 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.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.