Depression Among the Older Population

Pittsburgh, PA US
March 16, 2021

This program will discuss the importance of recognizing depression and its impact among older adults. It will provide an awareness that depression is not a normal part of aging but discuss why it is prevalent.

It will also discuss the role of life transitions in mental health.            

 

Time

Content

Presenter

10:00-10:10

Overview of depression and symptoms

Ronnie Edwards

10:10-10:20

Presentation of risk factors and appearance of depression for older adults

Ronnie Edwards

10:20-10:30

Discuss role of life transitions

Ronnie Edwards

10:30-10:40

Explain and discuss response if suspect depression or other mental health concern

Ronnie Edwards

10:40-10:50

Discuss interventions

Ronnie Edwards

10:50-11:00

Present tips and education to provide to families

Ronnie Edwards

Target Audience

RNs, SW, Health Coaches, Dieticians

Learning Objectives

1.  Discuss the symptoms of depression and the difference in symptoms among age groups

2.  Explain and discuss the impact of life transition and events on mental health

3.  List interventions that could assist older adult’s mental health

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/02/2021
Course expires: 
04/23/2021
Event starts: 
03/16/2021 - 10:00am
Event ends: 
03/16/2021 - 11:00am

Time

Content

Presenter

10:00-10:10

Overview of depression and symptoms

Ronnie Edwards

10:10-10:20

Presentation of risk factors and appearance of depression for older adults

Ronnie Edwards

10:20-10:30

Discuss role of life transitions

Ronnie Edwards

10:30-10:40

Explain and discuss response if suspect depression or other mental health concern

Ronnie Edwards

10:40-10:50

Discuss interventions

Ronnie Edwards

10:50-11:00

Present tips and education to provide to families

Ronnie Edwards

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Ronnie Edwards MSW, LSW

UPMC Senior Services, Aging and Disability Coordinator

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CCM CE will be provided:  1 CE and sent from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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