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Depression among older adults and their caregivers: Treatments and supports


Contact or call 216.373.1610

Depression is a common problem among older adults and their caregivers, but it is not a normal part of aging or caregiving. It can have alarming physical and mental effects on individuals and impact their overall health and ability to perform daily living tasks. This conference explores depression among older adults and their caregivers and examines ways to recognize and address it. It describes how depression impacts mental capacity and affects those with and without dementia as well as persons with psychiatric illnesses. The conference discusses pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions, and it suggests strategies for assisting older adults and family caregivers in achieving physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 ~ 8:30am-3:45pm
Conference Center at Benjamin Rose
11890 Fairhill Road, Cleveland OH 44120

Cost: $95 ($30 for Students)

Student scholarships available, click here to apply.

Keynote speaker:

Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson, MA, LCSW, Assistant Director, Huffington Center on Aging and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Section-Geriatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Chair of Governing Council on Caring for Elders, Houston, Texas

Conference Speakers:
Peijun Chen, MD, PhD, Research Scientist, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University

Clare Gideon, PhD, Chief of Behavioral Medicine in Psychology Service, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Erin Rader, APN, CNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Psychiatry and Mental Health, MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Lorain Institute

Karen White, PsyD, Staff Psychologist in Geriatric Primary Care, Dementia Care Coordination Program, and Geriatric Evaluation and Management Rehabilitation Unit, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Kerstin Yoder, MSSA, LISW-S, Social Worker/Group Facilitator, Partial Hospitalization Program, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging



Registration & Continental Breakfast


Welcome & Introduction


National Perspectives on Best Practices and Policies for Assisting Caregivers with Depression




Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Interventions for Depressed Persons with and without Dementia


Lunch and Award Presentation


Decision-Making Capacity for Depressed Persons with and without Dementia


Clinical Perspectives and Local Resources for Addressing Depression among Family Caregivers




Depression Among Older Adults with Other Psychiatric Illnesses


Evaluations, certificates, adjournment

5.25 CEUs for counselors & social workers (OCSWMFTB #RSX058915).

This educational conference has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 5.25 continuing education clock hours for Counselors (pending) and Social Workers (Provider #: RSX058915). This conference has been submitted to the Ohio Board of Nursing through the approver unit at the Ohio League of Nursing. For information about the approval status for contact hours for nurses, contact the Benjamin Rose Institute of Aging at 216.373.1604.

Program attendance at 100% & completion of evaluation is required to receive contact hours. Presenter & planners acknowledge no vested interest.


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