CONTACT: BECKY SOGLIN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-6660; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: July 24, 2002
UI Health Care offers August ICN training on elder mental illness
Health care professionals, individuals working in community services, community
members and others who want to learn how to improve care for older people
with mental and emotional disorders can participate in educational programs
given by UI Health Care experts and others over the Iowa Communications Network
(ICN) from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Topics covered will include behavioral symptoms, depression, day health
services, cognitive changes, dementia and drug management of common syndromes.
The talks, which will originate from the UI Hardin Library for the Health
Sciences, are follow-up training to a one-day conference, "Training to
Enhance Service Delivery to Older Adults with Mental Illness," offered
in July. However, people who did not attend the conference also are welcome
to enroll in one or more of the ICN sessions.
The conference was organized by the UI Department of Psychiatry in conjunction
with Southwestern Community College in Creston; Iowa Lakes Community College
in Emmetsburg; Northeast Iowa Community College in Dubuque; and Indian Hills
Community College in Ottumwa.
For more information about the ICN broadcasts in August, call Rosalie Hughes
at Northeast Iowa Community College at (800) 728-7367, extension 234 or visit
the program's Web site at www.uihealthcare.com/olderadults. Presentations
from the July conference also are available for review at that Web site.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics
and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services
they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.