Addressing the mental health needs of older adults in long-term care and at risk of delirium


Almost 50% of older adults moving into long-term care will have depression and show symptoms of depression. The transition to long-term care is an important intervention point to address their unique mental health needs. In addition, older adults are more at risk to experience delirium in later life whether they are living in the community or long-term care.

This webinar will present information so that you can:

  • RECOGNIZE the signs of mental health problems with a focus on mood and behaviours of older adults living in long term care
  • IDENTIFY treatment options (both social support and pharmacological) to support older adults who are experiencing mental health problems in long-term care
  • APPRECIATE the seriousness of delirium, risk factors, symptoms, and causes of delirium
  • INTERVENE with older clients/patients to detection, treat and prevent delirium

Date: Sep 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT

his integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by the Canadian Coalition of Seniors Mental Health (CCSMH) in partnership with brainXchange.

The presenter

Dr. David Conn, M.B., B.Ch, BAO, FRCPC

Dr. David Conn is the Vice-President of Education and Director of the Centre for Education & Knowledge Exchange at Baycrest. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. He is founding Co-Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health and Past President of the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry. He joined the Department of Psychiatry at Baycrest in 1983 and served as Department Chief from 1992 to 2010.

His academic interests include nursing home psychiatry, telepsychiatry, guideline development and knowledge translation. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications and is the co-editor of three textbooks including "Practical Psychiatry in the Long-Term Care Home: A Handbook for Staff”. He has been a Board member of the International Psychogeriatric Association since 2009.

He received the 2005 Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry Award for Outstanding Contributions to Geriatric Psychiatry in Canada and a Distinguished Service Award (Congress Host Country) from the International Psychogeriatric Association in 2009. In 2010 he was co-recipient of the CIHR Institute of Aging Betty Havens Award for Knowledge Translation in Aging.

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