Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Health
Evaluating Insomnia - #38
Learn underlying basic science and practical clinical management of insomnia evaluation.
Recognizing and Identifying Elder Abuse & Neglect - #35
Approximately 11.4% of adults over the age of 60 years will experience some form of mistreatment.
Assessing and Managing Low Vision - #32
How to manage patients once it is determined they have low vision.
Telemedicine and Geriatric Care - #99
Older adults may have fewer options for transportation to medical appointments. Telemedicine (telephone or audio-visual communication) can improve patient health, lower healthcare costs, reduce wait times, reach a broader geographic region, and limit unnecessary exposures of patients to infection.
Caregiver Burden in the Context of Dementia - #97
“Caregiver burden” is a multifaceted concept that encompasses the physical, psychological, social, and financial strain experienced when caring for a loved one over time.1
Alzheimer’s Association Direct Connect Referral - #96
Navigating the diagnosis and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease or another dementia can be overwhelming to patients and their caregivers.
Dementia Detection: Identifying Red flags of Cognitive Decline - #95
Dementia is a growing public health concern with timely diagnosis an important part of high-quality care for older adults.
Age Friendly Healthcare Delivery: The 4Ms - #93
The 4Ms in improving the complex care of older adults are: What Matters Most, Mentation, Mobility, and Medication.
Tips for Communicating with Older Patients - #91
Good communication with older adults and their caregivers is important to delivering high quality care.
Low Health Care Literacy and the Older Patient - #90
Health literacy refers to an individual’s ability to understand his or her health and effectively navigate the health care system.
Guardianship of Adults: Guardian Roles & Responsibilities - #88
Guardianship is the court appointment of legal authority over the person and property of another individual, called the ward. Consultation with an attorney or bioethicist is advised for individual patient cases.
Improving Care for Older Patients with Depression - #82
Depression in older adults, even major depression, is treatable.
Assessment of Dementia Patients in the Emergency Department - #72
Assessing delirium in dementia patients in the emergency room
Preoperative Geriatric Assessment - #64
Establish capacity for consent and the patient’s understanding of the need of surgery.
Acute Management of Behavior Changes in Hospitalized Patients with Dementia - #63
Identify the specific difficult behavior and apply best practice management strategies.
Medical Decision-making Capacity Assessment - #60
Determine an older adult’s ability to make medical decisions in a hospital or clinic setting.
Assessment of an Older Emergency Department Patient – 10 Key Points - #58
Master geriatric-specific diagnostic considerations in the assessment of an older adult in the emergency department.
Inappropriate Sexual Behavior (ISB) and the Dementia Patient. - #53
Identify and define inappropriate sexual behavior (ISB) in the context of a patient with dementia.
Introduction to Quality Improvement - #50
Understand key concepts in healthcare quality improvement in any setting.
Assessment and Prevention of Delirium in ICU - #46
Adult ICU patients should be routinely monitored for delirium.
Treating Insomnia - #40
Identify and define treatment strategies for geriatric insomnia patients.