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Mental Health Aspects of Diabetes in Elders from Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds

Mental Health Aspects of Diabetes in Elders from Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds

Stanford University School of Medicine
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POGOe Id: 
18760
Date Posted: 
01/26/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
10/18/2009
Abstract: 

This curriculum was developed as a resource for teaching culturally appropriate care for depression and cognitive loss for elders at high risk for diabetes. Written by members of the Affiliated Core Faculty of Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, the 100-page curriculum includes objectives and comprehensive, evidence-based content on the following topics: -- Overview of depression and cognitive loss/dementia in elders with diabetes -- Risk, culturally appropriate assessment and interventions for diabetes, depression, and cognitive loss or dementia in the following older populations: -- African American -- American Indian -- Chinese American -- Filipino American -- Hmong American -- Japanese American -- Mexican American -- Cross cultural issues related to sensory impairment due to diabetes in emergencies such as bioterrorism

Educational objectives: 

After completion of the curriculum, learners should be able to: 1. Identify the risks of depression and cognitive loss among elders with diabetes; 2. List the ethnic populations of elders among whom the risk of diabetes is higher than among older Americans as a whole; 3. Describe culturally appropriate assessment and screening protocols for cognitive loss and depression among elders with diabetes from at least three high risk populations; 4. Discuss specific nutritional interventions appropriate for elders with diabetes from at least three high risk populations; 5. Identify differences in treatment for diabetes, depression, or cognitive loss that might be appropriate for elders from high risk populations. 6. Discuss at least three risk factors for vulnerability in developing a personalized emergency preparedness plan for sensory impaired ethnic elders with diabetes

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This product has been sent to Geriatric Education Centers, the Lumetra conference, universities, seminars, trainings, and various other learning institutions. It has been used in health-related classes, medical facilities, learning institutions, and educational trainers.

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Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Gwen Yeo gwenyeo@aol.com


Suggested Citation:
Mental Health Aspects of Diabetes in Elders from Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/18760