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Pseudo Dementia vs. True Dementia-A LIVE, INTERACTIVE Webinar Training

October 18 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EDT

Clinical Course (1 CE available)

Studies have shown that many older adults diagnosed with major depressive disorder show cognitive deficits very similar to dementia. This condition was given the term “pseudo-dementia” by Professor Leslie Kiloh in 1961. Further research has indicated that many of these older adults do indeed later develop dementia. This type of overlap, as well as psychiatric dementia symptoms such as hallucinations and paranoia, can cause great difficulty in providing an accurate diagnosis. Mental illness or dementia? This live interactive webinar will compare such symptoms and diagnoses through case vignettes, identify the potential consequences of an older adult receiving an inaccurate diagnosis, and explore nonpharmacological approaches healthcare professionals can utilize to support the individual. This course is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

From this workshop you will be able to:

1. Compare similar cognitive impairments among older adults diagnosed with major depressive disorder and those living with dementia.

2. Recognize the prevalence of psychiatric dementia symptoms among those living with dementia.

3. Utilize nonpharmacological interventions to support an older adult experiencing symptoms from a mental illness or dementia.

A complete course description, including objectives, agenda, speaker bio and cancellation policy, is available here.