Mental Health Issues in Capacity and Judgment (March 2017) [17380-6MP3 / 17380-6VIDEO]

Mental Health Issues in Capacity and Judgment (March 2017) [17380-6MP3 / 17380-6VIDEO]

Original Program Date: March 24, 2017
Duration: 49 minutes
Credits: Law & Legal Procedure: 0.75
List Price:$60.00
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This recorded session was presented as part of the live seminar and webcast, Advising and Advocating for Your Elder Practice Clients: Emerging Issues to Address recorded on March 24, 2017, in Seattle, WA. If you attended the live seminar or webcast and reported CLE credits, you cannot also report credits from watching or listening to this recording.

For older adults, many different mental health issues have direct impact on capacity as well as judgment and everyday functioning. This recorded session provides an overview of the various types of mental health disorders and their prevalence, with an eye toward the particular way these present in older adults. A more detailed view of three key disorders --depression, dementia, and delirium -- provides an understanding of the differences and commonalities which create challenges for diagnosis as well as treatment. The various types of mental health issues and symptoms are discussed in terms of their influence on perceptions, beliefs, judgment, and decision making. Gain an awareness of red flags pointing to a need for further exploration before reaching conclusions about a client's capacity.

Presenter: Karin Taifour – Aging Care Consultation Services, Seattle

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