The 3D’s: Assessment of and Interviewing Strategies with Older Victims of Abuse Presenting with Dementia, Delirium, or Depression.
Three disorders common to older adults and with overlapping symptoms, origins and consequences are referred to as the “3 D’s”: Depression, Dementia and Delirium. Overlapping symptoms can include confusion, apathy, anhedonia, emotional liability, irritability, poor concentration, memory problems, and eating/appetite change. Critical to effective intervention is accurate assessment and understanding of the 3D’s, particularly in the older victim who presents with medical comorbidities, psychological distress, malnutrition, medication mismanagement, and cognitive impairment. Participants attending this training will be able to define the 3D’s, understand distinct etiologies and behavioral presentations, and learn effective communication strategies necessary to garner the necessary information from an older victim.
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