This course defines the most common mental health diagnoses found in the elderly population, including risk factors and symptoms. Further instruction is provided on preventing caregiver burnout and other action items for the healthcare professional working with patients with mental illness.
Course created on July 8, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three mental health diagnoses common in the elderly population.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe common symptoms and risk factors of mental health disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the common symptoms of caregiver burnout.
|5-20 Minutes||Common mental health disorders in the elderly|
|20-35 Minutes||Symptoms and risk factors of common mental health disorders|
|35-45 Minutes||Caregiver burnout|
|45-55 Minutes||Action items for the healthcare professional|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Megan L. Malone
Megan Malone is a speech-language pathologist working as a clinical faculty member in Kent State University's Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology and as a clinician and consultant in home health care. She previously worked for 9 years as a senior research associate and lead trainer at Myers Research Institute, in Cleveland, OH where she oversaw federally/privately funded grants focused on implementing interventions with older adults with dementia. She is the co-author of the book, Here's How to Treat Dementia (Plural Publishing, 2013), has spoken numerous times at the annual conventions of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Gerontological Society of America, American Society on Aging, and the Alzheimer's Association, along with several state speech and hearing conventions. She has published articles in the Journal of Communication Disorders, Alzheimer's Care Quarterly, The Gerontologist, and Dementia.
Jennifer Loehr is a speech-language pathologist with over 30 years experience working in the healthcare setting. She is currently employed by Encompass Health - Home Health and Hospice as a Field Integration Lead overseeing onboarding and training of field staff across all disciplines and service lines. Jennifer has presented at numerous national conventions on the topics of dementia care, regulatory issues, and home health practice management. She served on the PDGM technical expert panel for CMS representing the American Speech and Hearing Association. She has published articles and participated in podcasts for ASHA and the ASHA Leader, the Journal of Communication Disorders, and is the co-author of the book, Here’s How to Treat Dementia (Plural Publishing, 2013).
Jenny Loehr - Financial: Jenny Loehr was paid an honorarium for this course by SpeechPathology.com. Jenny is the co-author of the book, "Here's How to Treat Dementia" by Plural Publishing. Nonfinancial: No nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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