Too many of our elderly are resistant to medication management of depression for various reasons including the risk of potential side effects, stigmas, and cost. Despite evidence supporting non-pharmacological techniques, these approaches are significantly underutilized in LTC facilities. The goal of this presentation is to improve the health of our elderly by decreasing depression.
In this interactive oral presentation participants will be able to: explain at least two evidenced-based non-pharmacological interventions which can improve depression in the elderly, use at least two non-pharmacological clinical approaches to manage depression, and advocate for the inclusion of non-pharmacological techniques in a multidisciplinary setting. Of these techniques music therapy in particular will be highlighted.
Participants will be given a handout summarizing the literature review as well describing the implementation of two specific non-pharmacological techniques of managing depression.
Explain at least two evidence based behavioral interventions that manage depression in the elderly.
Use at least two behavioral interventions to manage depression.
Advocate for the inclusion of behavioral interventions for depression management in a multidisciplinary setting.