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Case-Based Approach to Common Mental Health Disorders in the Elderly: Assessing the Geriatric Psychiatric Patient in the Ambulatory Setting

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Case-Based Approach to Common Mental Health Disorders in the Elderly: Assessing the Geriatric Psychiatric Patient in the Ambulatory Setting

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
20855
Date Posted: 
12/02/2011
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/02/2011
Abstract: 

This case-based lecture-capture recording outlines for general psychiatry residents the key points of assessing and treating dementia in elderly patients in the ambulatory setting. It is one of three lectures in the series. It is presented by Stephen M. Scheinthal, DO, FACN, Chief of Geriatric Behavioral Health, Associate Director of NJISA, UMDNJ-SOM.

Educational objectives: 
  • To identify the major components of a dementia assessment and their role in determining an appropriate diagnosis and treatment strategy.
  • To distinguish and diagnose four major types of dementia including Alzheimer’s, Vascular, Frontal Temporal and Lewy Body.
  • To appropriately recognize and diagnose dementia and depression in older patients.
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Through the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA), the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM) presents A Case-Based Approach to Common Mental Health Disorders in the Elderly: A Curriculum for Psychiatry Residents. This series of 3 lectures is designed to educate general psychiatry residents in how to recognize, assess, and treat common problems seen by geriatric psychiatrists in the ambulatory, subacute, and long-term care settings.  Development of this lecture series was funded by an educational grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

This material was reviewed by Academic Faculty at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Stephen Scheinthal DO, FACN. Case-Based Approach to Common Mental Health Disorders in the Elderly: Assessing the Geriatric Psychiatric Patient in the Ambulatory Setting. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20855