This event is now sold out and preregistration is required to attend.
Alzheimer’s, healthcare decisions, and Medicare are the often topics associated with aging, but there are other taboos often not discussed among senior citizens – from substance use and co-occurring disorders to the fact that 70-year-old brains are different from 30-year-old brains. This symposium provides timely information from some of Tennessee’s best speakers on topics you need in order to better serve aging babyboomers and senior citizens.
After completing the workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence of behavioral health issues among the aging babyboomer generation.
- Identify new medications for anxiety, depression, and Alzheimer’s.
- Describe how the brain of a senior citizen differs from a young adult.
- Differentiate between types of conservatorship and describe when each is needed.
- Describe unique aspects of treating older adults for chemical dependency.
General Outline (6 hours of coursework):
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 - 10:00 Graying of America, Overview (Sherry Cummings, MD)
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:45 Depression, Anxiety, & Medications (Bill Petrie, MD)
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 The Aging Brain (Mary Candice Burger, PhD)
2:00 - 2:15 Break
2:15 - 3:15 Conservatorship (Colleen MacLean, JD)
3:15 - 4:15 Chemical Dependency & Aging (Terry Alley, MD, FASAM)
4:15 p.m. Evaulation and Adjounrment
.6 CEUs pre-approved for nurses thanks to UT Martin College of Nursing.
6 CEUs pre-approved for social workers thanks to NASW-TN.
6 CEUs pre-approved for LPCs thanks to TLPCA.
6 CEUs for ACLF/RHA (approval pending)
6.00 clock hours and 6.00 participant hours for Nursing Home Administrators from NAB/NCERS (approval pending)
6 CEUs for Activities Professionals from NCCAP (approval pending)
6 CEUs for LADACS (approval pending)
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided for professionals needing contact hours.
Registration includes CEUs and Lunch
Seating is limited. Attendees must preregister before event.
For more information, download seminar brochure here.
A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Health Connect America
Rolling Hills Hospital
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
TriStar Behavioral Health
Vanderbilt Center for Cognititve Medicine
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Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (formerly known as the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been providing services to the Middle Tennessee community since 1946. Our mission is to connect the community with specialized mental health and wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist.
Over the years, MHAMT has worked diligently to educate all members of our community about how to attain good mental health. We share our message of hope for mental wellness to tens of thousands of individuals annually.
By being a frontline resource for the community, MHAMT is in a position to identify important mental health needs in Middle Tennessee, and then often facilitates the development of programs to meet those needs or enhance resources to address service gaps.