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Using Cinema to Enhance Teaching Issues Related to Older Adults

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Assessment Tools 

  1. Utilize the resources on ConsultGeriRN for the How to Try This Series tools. The students can watch a video, print out the tool or read an article directly related to the tool utilized. The tools specific to mental health issues include: 
  • Mental Status Assessment of Older Adults: Mini-Cog
  • Geriatric Depression Scale
  • Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)
  • Confusion Assessment Method of the intensive care unit (CAM-ICU)
  • Modified Caregiver Strain Index (CSI)
  • Elder Mistreatment Assessment
  • Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in the elderly part I
  • Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in the elderly part 2
  • Alcohol use screening and assessment
  • Brief evaluation of executive dysfunction: an essential refinement in the assessment of cognitive impairment
  • Recognition of dementia in hospitalized older adults
  • Assessing and managing delirium in persons with dementia
  • Decision-making in older adults with dementia