The Memory Center, Richmond and BrightStar Care of Richmond and pleased to sponsor this course designed to help social workers and health care professionals identify dementia or depression in older adults. Dementia and depression often have common symptoms and older adults are misdiagnosed.
This program will provide the tools necessary to recognize the difference between the two and respond to the appropriate condition. Attendees will learn to:
- Recognize the prevalence and symptoms of dementia
- Recognize the prevalence and symptoms of depression
- Differentiate between dementia and depression based on history, presenting symptoms and case study examples
There is no charge for the course and social workers and case managers will earn 1 CEU upon completion.
About the Speaker:
Courtney Petley is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified advanced social work case manager with a focus on geriatric behavioral health. She is a partner and co-owner of GeroPartners, LLC, a Metro Richmond-based private group practice offering a range of behavioral health and geriatric care management services for older adults living in the community and in long-term care facilities. She also works in Virginia’s public sector mental health system managing psychosocial rehabilitation services at a geriatric mental health facility.
What: Dementia or Depression course
When: Tuesday January 12, 2016
5:30 – 6:00pm – Registration and Heavy hors d’oeuvres
6:00 – 7:00pm – Speaker
7:00 – 7:30pm – Q&A and Networking
Where: The Memory Center, Richmond
13800 Bon Secours Drive (adjacent to St. Frances Medical Center)
Midlothian, VA 23114
RSVP: By Thursday January 7, 2016 to Corie Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling The Memory Center Richmond at 804-378-8686.