Identification of depression in a person with dementia can be challenging, however, it is vitally important that correct assessment is undertaken in order to support the diagnosis of depression so that strategies can be introduced to enhance the quality of life for the individual concerned.
session you will:
Be provided with an overview of symptoms and diagnostic criteria for depression and dementia separately, with a particular focus on the characteristics unique to later life
Examine the complex relationship between dementia and depression will be examined, including the challenges associated with differentiating between these two illnesses that share common symptoms
Focus on the population of people who experience depression in dementia in terms of the causation and individual impact
Explores treatment approaches for depression in dementia from a whole person perspective encompassing biological, psychological and social interventions