Executive Function in Self-neglecting Adult Protective Services Referrals Compared with Elder Psychiatric Outpatients

Source: National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)

Published: 2010

Summary:

Jason Schillerstrom, M.D., of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio describes recent research findings detailing the prevalence of general cognitive, executive function, and visuospatial impairments, as well as depression in APS clients referred to psychiatry for a decision-making capacity evaluation. The significance of disproportionate executive impairments will be discussed and webinar participants will specifically learn how clock drawing tasks can be used to screen for cognitive impairments relevant to decision-making capacity. Click to access the main website

Supplemental Materials:

Link: Executive Function in Self-neglecting Adult Protective Services Referrals Compared with Elder Psychiatric Outpatients

Topics: Cognition/Capacity, Screening/Assessment

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

Audience: Advocates, Health Care, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services

Level: Intermediate

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