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Workshops focus on topics of concern to elderly residents

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From page A5 | May 05, 2013 |

FAIRFIELD — A Solano County senior citizen program will offer several workshops through the next several months on a variety of topics.

The Prevention and Early Access Program for Seniors, which is supported by the Area Agency on Aging and funded by the Solano County Mental Health Services Act program, is hosting senior-related workshops on suicide prevention, geriatric  pharmacotherapy, dementia and mental health issues.

Three of the workshops, suicide prevention, dementia and mental health issues, are geared toward staff at residential care facilities for the elderly but other medical or service providers are invited to attend. The pharmacotherapy seminar is geared toward medical or service providers.

All workshops will take place at the Solano County Events Center, 601 Texas St. in Fairfield. For registration or more information, call 644-6612. People can register and pay online for all but the pharmacotherapy workshop at www.solanoseniorspei.org/education. The pharmacotherapy workshop is free. All include a continental breakfast.

The suicide prevention workshop is scheduled from 8:45 a.m. to noon May 17. It will go over such items as risk factors for suicide in the elderly, protective factors to identify for suicide, how to recognize the importance of monitoring suicidal behavior and how best to understand the importance of the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. It will be presented by Kim Gauntlett, a health psychologist and consultant. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.

Geriatric pharmacotherapy takes place from 9 a.m. to noon May 21 with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m. It will touch on such subjects as drug-related problems in older adults; pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies and their treatment goals for Alzheimer’s disease; commonly used criteria for measuring inappropriate prescribing in older adults; and common precautions to take when treating a geriatric patient with psychotropic agents. The speakers are Drs. Shadi Doroudgar and Terri Wong from Touro University.

Registration for the workshop on understanding dementia begins at 8:15 a.m. with the workshop running from 8:45 a.m. to noon June 21. Topics include familiarity with the most common forms of dementia, understanding why it’s important to differentiate between delirium and dementia, how each of the common forms of dementia interfere with functioning, and gaining general knowledge about treatments available. Gauntlett will be the speaker.

A workshop on mental health issues in the elderly begins with registration at 8:15 a.m. July 17. The program runs from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Topics include familiarity with common mental health disorders, understanding why it’s important to identify mental health issues, understanding the difference between an adjustment disorder and a long-term problem, and identifying possible substance abuse. Gauntlett will be the speaker.

Reach Susan Winlow at 427-6955 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/swinlowdr.

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