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Commonly Misused Medications: Understanding Medication Side Effects on the Aging Brain-EGAMHST

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

Did you know misuse of medications is a growing problem in older adults? This course identifies commonly misused medications and discusses the physiological differences related to aging, as well as treatments and interventions. Attending this course can shed light on the various contributors to this growing problem. We also discuss the possibilities of how we […]

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Substance Use, Misuse, and the Opioid Crisis-EGAMHST

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

Adults of any age can encounter problems with substance use. This class details common substance use issues and tips for those caring for those individuals. This is a free in-person event facilitated by the Vaya Health GERO Team. CEU's are provided through NC Department of Health and Human Services. If you would like to attend […]

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Person(RE)ality: Why Mine is Different-EGAMHST

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

The reality of personality disorders is that they involve long-term patterns of thoughtsand behaviors that are unhealthy and inflexible and, though similar, no two ever lookexactly the same. This course […]

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Suicide Indicators, Response and Prevention-EGAMHST

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

This course focuses on the indicators and risk factors of suicide in older adults as related to current statistical data. In addition, this course explains methods of suicide response and […]

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Schizophrenia & Psychosis: Can this be Real?-EGAMHST

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

This curriculum is designed to view schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders from the perspective of the individual experiencing the disorder. Discussion and scenarios allow participants to learn interventions and strategies that provide supportive care to promote healthy outcomes. This is a free in-person event facilitated by the Vaya Health GERO Team. CEU's are provided through […]

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The Many Faces of Antipsychotic Medications-EGAMHST

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

As we age, the use of antipsychotic medications may become a challenge in itself. Course participants will learn the importance of decreasing the use of antipsychotics (especially in dementia) and […]

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A Rainbow of Mental Health Part 1-EGAMHST

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

This introductory course is designed to support an understanding of the most commonly diagnosed mental health-related conditions in the aged population. This curriculum takes a person-centered approach to understanding classifications […]

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A Rainbow of Mental Health Part 2-EGAMHST

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

This introductory course is designed to support an understanding of the most commonly diagnosed mental health-related conditions in the aged population. This curriculum takes a person-centered approach to understanding classifications […]

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It’s a Brain Thing: The Study of Dementia Medications-EGAMHST

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

Dementia can be a frightening journey for both the caregiver and the person receiving care. Research continues to reveal more about this disease and treatments that may help. This class updates participants on how medications can help, as well as frustrating limitations. This is a free in-person event facilitated by the Vaya Health GERO Team. […]

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