Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center

University of Rhode Island

55 Lower College Road, Quinn Hall 100 Kingston, RI 02881


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Medication Management Related to Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults

Depression is a treatable medical condition and older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression. It is common for patients to be over/under medicated and ongoing monitoring of medications is especially important in this population. This workshop will focus on the assessment and management of medication related to anxiety and depression in older adults, increasing the understanding of medication management for anxiety and depression so that health care providers can better address concerns and needs of their patients.  At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss epidemiologic data on prevalence of depression and anxiety in late life in both community and nursing home settings
  • Describe  major medication classes used in the treatment of late-life anxiety and depression, including antidepressants, sedative-hypnotics, mood stabilizers and antipsychotics
  • Discuss unique features relevant to medication management in late-life, including comorbid dementia, medical problems, substance use, delirium, sensory deficits and psychosocial triggers

Andrew Rosenzweig, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University

August 17, 2017 

Continuing education credit are available free of charge* for those who:1.) attend the entire live or recorded webinar session and 2.) complete and submit the required Program Evaluation Survey. Contact rigec@etal.uri.edu with any CE related questions.

  • Nursing: This continuing nurse education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 1.0 Contact Hours. Approval valid until August 8, 2019.
  • Social Work: This activity has been reviewed and approved as Continuing Education for Social Work for 1.0 contact hours (Diversity) by the Rhode Island College, School of Social Work.
  • Pharmacy: The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participation and completion of online evaluations and self-assessment tools at the conclusion of the program are required to earn credit. This is a knowledge-based learning activity. This learning activity provides 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. UAN 0060-9999-17-043-H01-P for the home study.  Activity release date: August 17, 2017.  Detailed instructions for completing a program evaluation and reporting CPE data can be obtained by emailing us at rigec@etal.uri.edu.
  • Medicine: Healthcentric Advisors, an accredited provider by the Massachusetts Medical Society has approved 1.0 continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor: This continuing education activity was approved by the Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association (RIMHCA) for 1.0 CEU.

Participate Now!
Register here to access the recording:   Register for Recording
Complete and return your post survey here:   Program Evaluation Survey


*This activity is supported through Grant #U1QHP28737 “Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program” awarded to RIGEC by the US Health Resources and Services Administration.  There is no commercial support associated with this CE activity.

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