Addictions in Older Adults

Addictions in Older Adults

Addictions in Older Adults is a course designed to provide caregivers with a comprehensive understanding of substance abuse and addiction issues affecting older adults. The course aims to increase awareness of the unique challenges faced by this population, as well as the various factors contributing to addiction. By understanding the signs, symptoms, and treatment options available, caregivers will be better equipped to support older adults struggling with addiction and help them maintain a healthy and fulfilling life.

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  • Lessons: 5
  • Number of tests: 2
  • Hours: 1.5 hours
  • Students who are studying this course: 163
What you will learn
  • Describe the incidence of addiction in older adults
  • Describe how alcohol affects the health of older adults
  • Describe how cannabis use affects the older adult
  • Describe how to identify potential drug and alcohol addiction in older adults
  • Outline how to approach an older adult when you suspect drug and alcohol addiction


    • Incidence of Addiction in Older AdultsIncidence of Addiction in Older Adults
    • 6 mins
    • Causes of Addiction in Older AdultsCauses of Addiction in Older Adults
    • 5 mins
    • Alcohol Abuse in Older AdultsAlcohol Abuse in Older Adults
    • 22 mins
    • Knowledge Review Knowledge Review
    • 4 mins
    • Cannabis Use in Older AdultsCannabis Use in Older Adults
    • 25 mins
    • Identifying Addiction in Older AdultsIdentifying Addiction in Older Adults
    • 7 mins
    • Exam- Addictions in Older Adults Exam- Addictions in Older Adults
    • 15 mins

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