1011-17: Optimizing the Aging Journey: Psychopharmacologic Approaches to Geriatric Anxiety, Depression, Delirium and Dementia

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1011-17: Optimizing the Aging Journey: Psychopharmacologic Approaches to Geriatric Anxiety, Depression, Delirium and Dementia

This session will discuss psychiatric disorders in elderly populations and best choices for treatment.

Presenter: Grace Nadolny, MD

Disclosures: Discussion of off-label uses (using products for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA) occur in this presentation.


Session Length: 
1 hour 27 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN 

Session Objectives:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Relate the prevalence, physiology, manifestation, and diagnosis of depressive disorder to the elderly population.
  2. Discuss research related to treatment of psychiatric disorders in an elderly population.
  3. Examine practical treatment applications for “late life mood disorders”.
  4. Explore etiology and symptoms of dementias, their differences, and best choices for treatment of cognitive disorders in the elderly.

Keywords: Geriatrics, Dementia, Delirium, Pharmacology


Continuing Nursing Education

1.5 pharmacology contact hours.* In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 15th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
Saturday, June 10, 2017
3:30pm – 5:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire: June 30, 2019

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