Videocassette Program I. Common psychiatric syndromes seen in the elderly ; Program II. Assessment techniques [includes Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination-MMSE] ; Program III. Common clinical scenarios ; Program IV. Ethical issues in the management of elderly clients
Booklet title: Assessing difficult behavior in the elderly: an educational series for long term care and mental health / written by Elisabeth Drance in consultation with members of the Divisions of Continuing Care and Mental Health, Ministry of Health, Government of British Columbia
Folder . [Preface] ; Folder . Program I. Common psychiatric syndromes seen in the elderly ; Folder . Program II. The assessment process ; Folder . Program III. Common clinical scenarios ; Folder . Program IV. Ethical issues in the management of elderly clients ; Folder . Programs I-IV. Answer book
Discusses the most common causes of falls in the geriatric patient, as well as individualized assessment to identify the patient at risk. Explores a variety of effective interventions which can be used in caring for the patient at high risk of falling. Focuses on alternatives to physical and chemical restraints including environmental adaptations and reconditioning.
This video is for seniors who are still living independently in the community, it is not a video for frail seniors. The first 10 minutes of this video involves seniors talking about their experiences of having had a fall, what they have learned from these experiences and how they have managed to build daily physical exercise into their days. Facilitated by a seniors fitness instructor and two Tai Chi teachers, the exercise routine can be used to lead a group of seniors through the exercises or it can by used by individuals at home as a daily fitness program. The exercises take about 20 minutes.