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Mental Health and Aging


This course is designed to offer senior care professionals insight into the mental health problems that occur in the aging population, and care considerations that result.

1. History, Prevalence and Diagnosis of Mental Illness

  • History of Mental Illness in the United States
  • Prevalence and diagnosis of mental illness
  • Models of Mental Disorders
  • Definition of a Mental Disorder

2. Mental Illness in the Elderly

  • Impact of Mental Disorders on the Elderly
  • Common Mental Disorders among Seniors

  • - Depression
    - Anxiety Disorders
    - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    - Panic Disorder
    - Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
    - Schizophrenia
    - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
    - Bipolar Disorder (aka Manic-Depressive Disorder)
    - Dementia


This course will lead to an increased understanding of the incidence of mental health problems in an aging and aged population as well as current approaches and treatments.


This course includes a pre-test to identify areas to focus on. Course content that allows you to read the material on screen or print it to read off screen and retain for future reference. A final test to demonstrate knowledge. Once the final test is competed with a 70% passing score you will be able to print your certificate immediately.

course quick facts
course code 105
cost $36.95
estimated time to
complete course
3 Hours
course materials
360 Days

Dorothy Mayer. Dorothy obtained her Master of Gerontological Studies at Miami University and has experience working as a Healthcare/Long Term Care Administrator.


The course was a very good general overview but also had enough specifics that there can be immediate practical application. The case studies and discussion gave varied perspectives but also identified priorities for the facility. Dixie W.

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