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1

What might changing and aging and medical conditions present as in older adults

Depression

2

What can depression do to physical symptoms

exacerbate them

3

What are advantages of mental health screening tools

quick way to learn about problems

4

What are disadvantages to mental health screening tools

may not always be administered by the appropriate professional
identifies symptoms only not how it affects them

5

Who can administer mental health screenings

any health professional

6

What are characteristics of the geriatric depression scale

designed for elderly
high validity and reliability
self administration

7

What is the purpose of mental status screenings

screen for possible dementia

8

What is dementia

not a disease but a constellation of symptoms
increases with age

9

What are the 2 types of dementia

Reversible and irreversible

10

What are examples of irreversible dementia

huntingtons, alzheimers, parkinsons

11

Wha are examples of reversible dementia

head injury, alcohol related

12

What do mental status screening measure

Memory
orientation
language
writing/constructional abilities
higher cognitive functions

13

What is good at screening cognition

Mini cog

14

What are other depression screenings

Zung self rating depression scale
beck depression inventory

15

How to assess social function, support, and status

Eval of coping mechanisms
Eval of social support
screening tools

16

What are functional assessments

beginning and end point based on functional outcome and independence

17

What are some functional assessments

Barthel index
Functional status questionnaire
Katz ADL index
Kitchen task assessment

18

What might you need to modify on assessments

Enlarge print
read it to them
change voice
adequate lighting
ake more time
repeat
make environment more suitable

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What are 3 components in assessment of older adults

Mental status
Functional status
Modifications when assessing older adults