Understanding the Behaviors of Depression, Anxiety and Dementia

  • 06 Nov 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Senior Life Greensburg Center (Westmoreland County)


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Understanding the Behaviors of Depression, Anxiety and Dementia

Westmoreland County

Target Audience: Nurses, Social Workers,  Aging and Mental Health Staff, and other individuals who provide care to older adults

Senior Life Greensburg Center
123 Triangle Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601

Cost: $75 per participant via credit card or check

CEUs will be provided. See the notice for more information.

Registration ends on the Monday of the week of the session.


9:30 AM           Final Registration

10:00 – 10:30   Overview Causes of Behavioral Problems in Older Adults

10:30 – 11:30   Depression in Older Adults

  • Epidemiology of depression
  • Behavioral manifestations of depression
  • Assessment and screening tools
  • Behavioral approaches
  • Case demonstration

11:30 – 12:00   LUNCH - Sponsored by Axona/Accera*

12:00 – 1:00    Anxiety in Older Adults

  • Causes of anxiety
    • "Organic" anxiety disorders
    • Depression versus anxiety in older adults
  • Behavioral manifestations of anxiety
  • Assessment and screening tools
  • Behavioral approaches
  • Case demonstration
1:00 – 2:15       Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia
  • Causes of problem behaviors in individuals with dementia
  • Underlying medical illness/delirium
  • Environmental causes of behaviors
  • Communication issues
  • Assessment of behaviors
  • Individual interventions
  • Case demonstration

2:15 – 2:30      Conclusion and evaluations

Presenter: Ms. Linda Shumaker, RN, MA, is a registered nurse currently serving as Training Coordinator of the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition. She has extensive clinical experience working in community mental health geriatric assessment teams and long-term care. In addition, she has been an instructor of psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine. She has served as a founding member and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, as a member of the Older Adult Committee of the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Advisory Committee, and as a member of the Long Term Care Subcommittee of the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee.

Refunds/Cancellations: Canceled registrations more than two weeks before the activity will be refunded less a 20% service charge. Cancellations less than two weeks before the program will be invoiced or a substitute is permitted. If registering less than two weeks before the program, the fee is due in full and substitution is permitted. Registered no-shows will be billed.

Inquisit®, does not guarantee, warrant, certify, verify, and/or authorize the content of this seminar, and/or any subsequent use of the information presented at this seminar. This seminar is not a clinical/medical service, but is intended for educational purposes only.

For more information, contact PBHAC at 717-541-4219 ext. 120.


*Accera has generously agreed to sponsor lunch for this program and will be providing participants a brief presentation regarding their Axona product. We sincerely appreciate Accera’s generosity. We do want to make it clear that the Coalition does not recommend or endorse any product or service provider. This information is being provided for informational purposes only

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