Title Category Credit Event date Cost
The Impact of Aging, Hearing Loss and Cognitive Burden on Health Literacy on Older Adults
  • Managed care
  • Older Adults
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • APA
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
  • NAB
  • ASWB
$0.00 Activity descriptionGrowing evidence demonstrates an association between hearing loss and the development of declining cognitive function, health literacy, psychosocial well-being and overall quality of life in older adults. This activity will discuss the association between hearing loss and cognitive burden, as well as the potential impact of untreated hearing loss.
Tips and Techniques for Accommodating Hearing Loss
  • Managed care
  • Older Adults
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • APA
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
  • ASWB
$0.00 Activity descriptionHearing deficits are highly prevalent among older adults and are associated with declines in cognitive, physical and mental health. For people living with hearing loss, conversations can be a challenge. Effective communication techniques can positively impact both individuals who are hard of hearing as well as their significant others and/or caregivers. This activity will discuss challenges surrounding hearing health care for individuals with hearing loss, including older adults, and highlight effective techniques, tools and resources for these individuals.
Understanding the Relationship between Loneliness and Health Outcomes in Older Adults
  • Older Adults
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • APA
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
  • ASWB
$0.00 Activity descriptionPsychological and sociological factors have a significant influence on how well individuals age. Age-related medical issues can also lead to greater psychological distress, including depression. This can lead to loneliness, which may lead to serious health-related consequences. Social restrictions that some illnesses place upon older adults’ lifestyle can result in isolation and loneliness. This activity will discuss the relationship between loneliness and poor psychological adjustment, social isolation, depression, decreased mobility and cognitive decline.
Diagnosing and Documenting Dementia
  • Older Adults
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • APA
  • ASWB
  • Attendance
$0.00 Activity descriptionDementia is a disorder that is characterized by a decline in cognition involving one or more cognitive domains such as learning and memory, language, executive function, complex attention, perceptual-motor and social cognition. Causes of dementia can be reversible, or they can be irreversible and progressive. There are many factors that can cause symptoms of dementia. Potentially reversible dementia symptoms include those caused by depression, stroke, traumatic brain injury and certain medications.
Promoting Health Literacy in Older Adults
  • Older Adults
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • APA
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
  • ASWB
$0.00 Activity descriptionHealth literacy is associated with cognitive function across multiple domains in older adults. Unfortunately, older adults may face additional memory and cognitive challenges that can further limit their health literacy. There are several different age-related changes that could contribute to the decrease in health literacy in older adults. Although the rate and severity of these age-related changes vary among individuals, these should be considered when assessing an older adult’s health literacy.
Promoting Hearing Health in Older Adults
  • Managed care
  • Older Adults
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • APA
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
  • ASWB
$0.00 Activity descriptionHearing deficits are highly prevalent among older adults and are associated with declines in cognitive, physical and mental health. However, hearing loss in the geriatric population often goes untreated and generally receives little clinical emphasis in primary care practice. Major barriers to obtaining effective hearing and rehabilitative care can include awareness, access, treatment options, cost and device effectiveness.