• Explore what caregivers really are
  • Identify some of the things caregivers do
  • Identify the consequences of adopting a caregiver role
  • Review cognitive behavioral strategies to help caregivers prevent physical, emotional and interpersonal problems
  • Cognitive aging and Alzheimer's disease
  • Strategies for aging well into the 21st century
  • Recognize how their attitudes and beliefs about aging and about older individuals may be relevant to their assessment and treatment of older adults
  • Develop knowledge about adult development and aging
  • Understand diversity in the aging process
  • Understand cognitive changes in older adults., problems in daily living among older adults.
  • Review theory, research, and practice of various methods of assessment and intervention with older adults, and knowledgeable of assessment instruments that are psychometrically suitable for use with them.
  • Develop awareness of issues related to the provision of prevention and health promotion services with older adults.

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  • Normal Life-Cycle Tasks
  • Cognitive Capacity With Aging
  • Coping With Loss and Bereavement
  • Overview of Mental Disorders in Older Adults
  • Overview of Prevention and Treatment  in Older Adults
  • Depression in Older Adults
  • Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Schizophrenia in Late Life
  • Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults
  • Overview of Services and Service Delivery Settings
  • Issues Facing Families and Caregivers
  • Describe the prevalence of substance abuse in older American adults.
  • Describe the need for treatment of substance abuse disorders in older adults.
  • Identify how the physical effects of normal aging can affect the way an older person responds to alcohol or other drugs.
  • Identify older adult screening criteria for substance use disorders.
  • Identify risk factors in older adults for substance abuse.
  • List physical symptoms that can potentially signal the development of addiction.
  • Describe delirium and dementia.
  • List indications for inpatient substance detoxification.
  • Describe brief interventions for substance abuse.
  • Describe the FRAMES Approach.
  • Explain the different types of treatment settings and their individual characteristics.
  • Explain the different treatment approaches and their individual characteristics.
  • Describe age specific staffing needs.
  • Identify resources for older adults and treating substance abuse in older adults.

Review identified presenting issues: Aging, geriatric issues, terminal illness, grief and loss