By: Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, Founder & Partner at Twin Cities Physicians
Handout – Ethically Treating Depression and Anxiety
Clinical depression in the elderly is common, affecting approximately 6 million older adults. Being depressed almost always risks a concomitant anxiety disorder. These diagnoses alone heighten other problems, such as cardiac diseases and doubling the risk of death caused by suicide compared with the general population. The problem is only about 10% of those elderly adults ever receive treatment. Evidence for this suggests that depression and anxiety affects older adults differently than younger people, so it often goes under recognized. What may be thought of as a consequence of a co-morbid disease, may actually be depression. This webinar will demonstrate how to recognize the under recognized and give you the best treatment options available.
Vision Loss and the Senior Population: A Top Public Health Priority
By: Kate Grathwol, Ph.D., President and CEO of Vision Loss Resources
Handouts Vision Loss – 1 per page Handouts Vision Loss – 3 per page
The prevalence of eye diseases in an aging population is a major public health concern identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As our population ages, with the number of Minnesotans over age 65 almost doubling by 2030 , the effects of age-related vision loss will be difficult to ignore: including loss of independence, increasing incident of isolation and depression, and other negative health outcomes. Learn how vision rehabilitation can help people age in place. By learning techniques and tools, seniors can adapt to vision loss and live more independently.