The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education

Warning message

This material has not been reviewed or updated in over 3 years and may contain information that is no longer current or up to date. All materials posted to POGOe are subject to review every 3 years for clinical accuracy and relevancy. If you are an author of this material, and would like to review and update it, please contact pogoe@americangeriatrics.org

An Unfolding Case of Delirium, Dementia, and Depression

An Unfolding Case of Delirium, Dementia, and Depression

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Author(s):  
Michael Harper, MPH, C. Bree Johnston, MPH
Sponsor: 
John A. Hartford Foundation
National Institute on Aging
POGOe Id: 
18816
Date Posted: 
01/28/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
11/23/2009
Abstract: 

This is an unfolding case of a man with depression (initially), dementia, and delirium. Issues of driving and dementia are explored. This has been used with students, residents, and interdisciplinary groups.

Educational objectives: 

Goal is to introduce learners to key issues in diagnosing and managing depression, dementia, and delirium. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Describe normal changes of cognition with aging. 2. Describe the risk factors, prevalence and clinical course of delirium, dementia, and depression. 3. Compare and contrast the clinical features of delirium, dementia, and depression. 4. List and describe common screening and diagnostic tools for delirium, dementia, and depression. 5. Describe management techniques for the above syndromes, with a focus on your own discipline.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

We have used this on 40+ learners, including practicing physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, residents, and medical students. We have used this in faculty development and residency teaching. This unfolding case takes about 1 and 1/2 hours; the material covered can be adapted to the sophistication level of the learners involved.

Content Categories: 
Learning resource types: 
Already Expired Email Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:22pm
Already Expired Email 1 month date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:33am
Expired Email Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 5:21am
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Dr. C. Bree Johnston bree.johnston@ucsf.edu


Suggested Citation:
Michael Harper and Dr. C. Bree Johnston. An Unfolding Case of Delirium, Dementia, and Depression. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/18816