At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
State two (2) specific differences between delirium and dementia.
Select three (3) major illnesses seen among older adults.
Identify two (2) symptoms of mental illness that should be reported to the healthcare provider
At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about mental health in the older adult by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.
Amy Makris RN, BSN
Amy has over 15 years of nursing experience with a strong background in nurse administration and education. She has successfully managed specialty
nursing units in both acute and long-term care settings. She provided administration and consulting oversight in the long-term care setting, establishing interdisciplinary programs and education for quality assurance measures. Over the past five years, she has worked as an advanced illness manager for a home health and hospice agency, navigating the care of some of the most vulnerable and high-risk individuals within a
community. During this time, she worked
on developing multiple community support programs and initiatives, including medication management and safety in the home. She is a Certified Hospice Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). As a dedicated healthcare professional, Amy is dedicated to contributing her expertise through nursing education and patient advocacy.