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HH102 - Depression in the Elderly (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The home health care worker will better understand depression and how it affects the elderly. Objectives: 1. Define depression; 2. List and discuss the different types of depression; 3. Identify risk factors and causes of depression in the elderly; 4. List symptoms of depression; 5. Discuss treatment modalities for depression in the elderly; 5. Explain caring for the client with depression;6. Explore current research into depression and the elderly.