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.
By: LaRhae Knatterud, Todd Stump and Kathy Kelso
Handout – Boomers and Advocacy
This webinar will focus on issues and methods that encourage individuals from any generation (boomers and beyond) to get off the couch and into the world of civic causes and other targets of advocacy. Available data on the political and advocacy activity by age, gender, income, and other characteristics will be presented and discussed. This will also include data from Minnesota’s most-recent elections.
Kathy Kelso, an experienced advocate, will invite ideas that may be effective in inspiring civic advocacy, while profiling a few examples from her tenure with the St. Paul City Advisory Committee on Aging. How agencies and organizations can best recruit participants for involvement in aging-related causes will also be discussed.