Depression in the Elderly

1.00 CEU

Learn how to identify and help elderly individuals with depression.

This course covers the following topics:

  • What is Depression?
  • What Causes Depression?
  • Can anxiety lead to depression?
  • Differentiating Dementia, Depression, and Delirium in the Elderly
  • Signs and Symptoms of Depression
  • Difficult to Diagnose
  • Why it is important to treat
  • Proper treatment can prevent suicide
  • Passive Suicide
  • Treatments for Depression
  • How can I help?
  • Can Depression be prevented?
  • Cornell Scale of Depression in Dementia

 Course Objectives:

  • What depression is and what causes it
  • How to differentiate between dementia, depression, and delirium in the elderly
  • Signs and symptoms of depression
  • Different treatments and treatment methods for depression in the elderly

Course Approvals:

This course is offered by Missouri Assisted Living Association (MALA) and MALA is an approved Training Agency for the Missouri Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators.

NAB: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.0 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval# 20191022-1-A48130-DL – expires 10-22-2019.

About the Instructor

benjamin-pearceBenjamin Pearce is the author of numerous books including Senior Living Communities: operations management and marketing for assisted living, congregate and continuing care retirement communities, the go-to handbook for effective senior residential facilities. His publications can be found in all the top senior housing trade journals. Benjamin oversees Bloom Senior Living operations as Chief Operating Officer and is an expert in the senior living industry and dementia related care. He has three decades of experience working with over 200 communities in 33 states. He is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and New York University.