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Welcome to AAGP Learning Center Brief, a quarterly e-publication highlighting educational sessions from AAGP events. This issue features a complimentary full session and 3 session previews. To see a complete list of recorded sessions, to purchase sessions, or to access your purchased content, visit AAGP Live Learning Center.

Featured Session

Successful Mentoring: Does Gender Matter?

This session focuses on increasing awareness of the fact that gender differences may play an important role in successful mentoring. Presenters elaborate on their extensive experience and observations on this topic. Speakers address the reasons why men and women want to be mentored, expectations of the mentoring outcome and responsibilities of mentors and mentees.

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The New Frontier: Moving Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training into Community Interdisciplinary Settings

In this session, develop an understanding regarding the Home Based Primary Care Program as an interdisciplinary setting for mental health education and learn novel approaches to intergrating geriatric psychiatry fellows into community interdisciplinary care settings.


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Understanding Ethical and Legal Dilemmas in Geriatric Psychiatry - A Practical Approach for Trainers and Trainees

This session addresses a common challenge in geriatric psychiatry: Handling complex ethical cases. Presentations include cases of seniors with ethical and legal dilemmas and provide an overview of practical approaches in their management.


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Is There a Future for Geriatric Psychiatry?

This session appraises the educational, economic and political factors that impact the future of the field. Critical strategies including the Institute of Medicine report are discussed, as well as financial implications of Medicare's decision to eliminate reimbursement for the consultation codes and more.


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Aging boomers to face hard time finding mental healthcare; report urges geriatric training
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Getting older doesn't just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as one in five seniors has a mental health or substance abuse problem. And as the population rapidly ages over the next two decades, millions of baby boomers may have a hard time finding care and services for mental health problems such as depression — because the nation is woefully lacking in doctors, nurses and other health workers trained for their special needs, the Institute of Medicine said. More

1 in 8 with Alzheimer's, delirium face complications
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About one in eight Alzheimer's patients with severe confusion has a major complication within a year of getting out of the hospital, according to a new study. Those complications, according to the researchers, include mental decline, being put in a nursing home and even death. More

DNA mapping to seek cause of Alzheimer's
Bloomberg via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Over the past 18 months, Bill Bunnell, 81, has visited the doctor a half-dozen times to take memory tests, provide blood samples and undergo a spinal tap and imaging scans. It's all part of the most extensive study ever conducted on Alzheimer's. Now researchers are about to take an even closer look at Bunnell, a retired engineer from Madison, Conn. More

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AAGP Learning Center is a quarterly e-newsletter from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, with highlights from courses and educational programs from past conferences.

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