Late-Life Depression

The presentation and characteristics of late-life depression are unique. We focus on understanding the impact of late-life depression and the importance of appropriately identifying the nature of the depression, as well as on applying appropriate treatment approaches. Learn about epidemiology and etiology of various types of depression unique to older adults, and discover evidence-based screening tools and treatment methods.

At a glance

What: Late-Life Depression

When: Thu, Sep 8, 8:30am-2:30pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI

Cost: $145

Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs), 5 CECH (CHES) contact hours

Instructor: Art Walaszek

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You learn about:

  • Epidemiology of depression in older adults.
  • Various types of depression unique to older adults.
  • The etiology of these types of depression.
  • Effective psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological approaches.

Level

Intermediate

Learning objectives

  • Explain the overall prevalence of mental health problems in late life.
  • Summarize the relationship between geriatric depression and cognitive impairment.
  • List the four warning signs of geriatric depression.
  • Compare and contrast the Geriatric Depression Scale/GDS and the PHQ-9 for geriatric depression.
  • Describe the evidence-based psychopharmacological treatment for geriatric depression.
  • Summarize the primary reasons older adults may not be adherent to antidepressants.
  • Define evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapies for geriatric depression.