There is growing evidence that suggests a link between depression and dementia. Several studies have shown that there is a strong link between the number of depressive episodes and the risk of developing dementia. This course provides strategies and resources to help health professionals address depression and build cognitive resilience.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- List six or more modifiable risk factors for dementia.
- Summarize the link between depression and dementia.
- Identify effective interventions and strategies to address depression, with a special focus on adults ages 45 and older.
- Identify special considerations for high-risk populations.
George T. Grossberg, MD, is the Samuel W. Fordyce professor and director of Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience in the department of Psychiatry at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He started the first Geriatric Psychiatry program in Missouri and the first Alzheimer’s Disease Community Brain Bank. Dr. Grossberg is a former president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and past president of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA). He is a consultant in the development of protocols for central nervous system disorders in older patients and is involved in a variety of basic as well as clinical research projects regarding dementing disorders, with a focus on behavioral disturbances in Alzheimer’s Disease. A diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Grossberg holds membership in several professional societies.