Iowa Geriatric Education Center Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Geriatric Lecture Series

July-01-16 - Depression and Cognitive Decline

In this presentation, Dr. Duffy will review symptoms of major depressive disorder and identify how symptoms differ in late-life depression. She will discuss cognitive changes associated with late-life depression and their associated risk, as well as how to differentiate between depression and dementia. In addition, she will discuss screening tests for detection of late-life depression and depression in dementia, as well as reviewing treatment options for depression in dementia.

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Susan Duffy, MD received her degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, where she also completed a fellowship in geriatrics. She is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa. Dr. Duffy's specialties include geriatric psychiatry.

About GLS

The Geriatric Lecture Series online presentations cover a wide range of topics in the clinical management of older adults. Find out how to participate here. Registration for the 2016 Geriatric Lecture Series is now open.

GLS Schedule

Each month's lecture is accessible online for the entire month. The lecture schedule for 2016 is available here.

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