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Frontline Tools: Delirium, Dementia, and Depression in Older Adults

Emily Trittschuh, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center; VA Puget Sound Health Care System

University of Washington

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Characterize dementia, delirium, and depression
  • Identify key similarities and differences between these clinical syndromes
  •  Recognize warning signs and initiate diagnostic work-up

[From the Spring 2020 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series (Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias)]

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