Sean Jeffery, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, AGSF: No relevant disclosure to display
Depression has many faces, and in the older adult, the presentation, symptoms, and diagnosis are often complicated by dementia, delirium, and underlying physical conditions. It is one of the most common mental disorders in the older adult yet is also one of the most overlooked. What came first, the chicken or the egg? Join this session to learn about the crossroads of depression and dementia. You will hear discussions about considerations in patients with cognitive changes, assessment tools, and treatment strategies.
Describe the prevalence of depression and dementia in the older population.
Identify and evaluate potential differences in the clinical presentation of depression and dementia.
Compare treatment and monitoring strategies for the co-management of depression and dementia.