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Reminder: Please complete the evaluation at the end of each module in order to trigger the issuance of your CME credit. CME transcripts are available through the CEL office.

The Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC) hosts free, self-paced, education relating to the care of older adults. These courses can be accessed through the CollaborNation learning management system:

The 3D's: Depression, Dementia, and Delirium (30 minutes)         
Author: Thomas V. Caprio, MD, MPH, MS, CMD
Learning Objectives:
1. Distinguish the key clinical differences between delirium, dementia, and depression
2. Outline a rational approach to screening for dementia and delirium and to communicate this to patients and families
3. Discuss screening tools for depression used in clinical practice with older adult patients

Differential Diagnosis of Dementia (60 minutes)
Author: David Gill, MD           
Learning Objectives:
1. Explain the different causes of dementia
2. Discuss the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies and how treatment differs for each

Geriatric Assessment (75 minutes)   
Author: Thomas V. Caprio, MD, MPH, MS, CMD
Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the core dimensions of the geriatric assessment model
2. Appreciate the roles of interprofessional team members in comprehensive assessment
3. Review common assessment tools and methods to identify areas of need for patients
4. Understand the concepts of loss of function and establishing a plan of care in the older adult population

Managing Chronic Lower Back Pain in Older Adults: A Biopsychosocial Model (60 minutes)
Author: Paul Dougherty, DC
Learning Objectives:
1. Name three important potential pain generators in the lower back
2. Name three of the components of Cognitive Behavioral therapy for chronic pain

Principles of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (30 minutes)
Author: Katherine Juba, PharmD, BCPS         
Learning Objectives:
1. To identify treatment goals in older adults
2. To review age-related physiologic changes
3. To identify potential drug-related problems in older adults
4. To apply strategies to optimize safe medication use in older adults

Suicide in Older Adults (60 minutes)    
Author: Yeates Conwell, MD
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the factors that place older adults at risk for suicide
2. Discuss approaches to the assessment and management of suicide risk in later life