Learning objectives

  • To understand and explain how the person with dementia perceives caregiving requests
  • To identify and recognize psychosocial and physical triggers
  • To identify environmental cues that stimulate catastrophic responses
  • To explain and execute methods to prevent catastrophic responses
  • To identify medications that are safe and effective in treating a catastrophic response
  • To summarize caregiver behaviors that may lead to sudden outbursts

This seminar is designed to help you:

  • Identify the unique presentations of late-life anxiety
  • Explain how geriatric anxiety is co-morbid with depression
  • Describe how co-morbid medical conditions impact geriatric anxiety
  • Identify the best cognitive behavioral and psychotropic treatments
  • Utilize the course-specific information about polypharmacy and adverse reactions