Discuss the three most common mental health disturbances that elders are likely to experience and describe appropriate assessment and treatment.

10 questions.

answers must be 3 to 4 sentences max.

no references required.

About mental health in older adults 1-7 questions as follow.

1. Discuss the three most common mental health disturbances that elders are likely to experience and describe appropriate assessment and treatment.

2. What is likely to be different in the appearance of depression in a person who is 70 years old compared to its appearance in a person who is 20 years old?

3. Describe a time when you were depressed, and discuss the feelings you experienced. What did you do about it?

4. Ask classmates who are from different race or cultural group how they view depression.

5. What behaviors are indicative of suicidal intent in an older adult?

6. With a partner, assess for suicidal intent using the questions posed in the text. 

7. What type of teaching would you provide to an older adult related to the use of alcohol and medications?

About care of older individuals with neurocognitive disorders question 8-10

 

1. What is the difference between delirium, dementia, and depression?

2. What are some of the risk factors for development of delirium?

3. Discuss communication strategies useful for the person experiencing delirium. 

 

Choose a different author from the list below for each question. Use each author only once.

A. F. Scott Fitzgerald (“Babylon Revisited”)      B. Willa Cather (“Neighbor Rosicky”)

1. How would you describe the protagonist in the work of your first author?  Clearly identify three of the protagonist’s most important characteristics and supply examples that support your idea.

2. Using the definitions from the course lectures, discuss how the idea of naturalism or modernism is depicted in your author’s work. For naturalism, you will be looking for ways that the characters are portrayed as victims of their society or economy.  For modernism, you will be looking for ways the text challenges traditional ideas and/or portrays the failure of the American Dream.  Give examples of the particular period you find in the story or poems. 250 word each passage

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