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Aging and Disorders of the Elderly

The course that is being presented this week in our face-to-face Substance Abuse Counselor Training at PAHA is part of our DSM-IV TR for the Addictions Professional Series: “Aging and Disorders of the Elderly”. This is a 6-hour course that is also available at our on-line training center anytime at http://substanceabusecounselortraining.com which covers the topic of aging and disorders of the elderly with a specific substance abuse focus for Nurses, Counselors, and other Health Professionals.

Here are the topics covered in this course:

  1. Introduction to Aging and Ageism
  2. Community-Based Settings
  3. Restraints
  4. Pain and Older Adults
  5. Pain Management
  6. Death and Dying
  7. HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis among the Elderly
  8. Depression and Suicide among the Elderly
  9. Depression versus Dementia
  10. Cognitive Disorders
  11. Delirium
  12. Dementia
  13. Alzheimer’s Disease
  14. Psychopharmacology: Cognitive Impairment
  15. Older Adults and Substance Use Disorders
  16. Alcohol Use and Aging
  17. Pharmacology of Alcohol and Aging
  18. Adverse Effects of Excessive Alcohol Use among Older Adults
  19. Medical Signs suggesting Problem Drinking among Older Adults
  20. DSM-IV TR Criteria for Substance Abuse and Dependence
  21. Intervention with Alcohol Use Disorders in Older Adults
  22. Education on Alcohol and Medications for Older Adults

To enroll in this course on-line please visithttp://substanceabusecounselortraining.com. For more information about our face-to-face courses, please see our schedule at: http://addictionsprofessional.com/csac-certification/our-schedule


  1. Michelle Richter says:

    Whoa, the rising numbers of dementia in the world are SOOO alarming. Even Alzheimer’s disease, the prediction that it will triple in the next 50 years, are you serious! I guess for myself and my family, our faith is what we plan to hold on it. It’s been our means of comfort and hasn’t failed us yet.

  2. Yes and it never goes out of style. A good clean diet high in antioxidants and Omega fatty acids, along with noninflammatory substances, goes a long way to preventing AD. So does loving family and intellectual activity. Staying away from all intoxicants is also very, very intelligent. Stem cell medicine, minus ethical sticking points, is well on its way, so have no fear.

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