Finding the Sunshine through the Clouds: Updates in Geriatric Behavioral Health

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center 10th Geriatric Symposium
Hosted virtually on WebEx

Target Audience: Geriatricians, Internists Physicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Advanced Practice Nurses, Skilled Nursing Facilities Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and other Allied Health Professionals

Learning Outcomes: The provider will demonstrate understanding of the content by improved identification and management of behavioral health issues in the elderly and recognize when to refer to another mental health provider for care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the prevalence of behavioral health conditions in the elderly.
  • Recognize the atypical presentation of mental illness in the elderly.
  • Gain knowledge about diagnosing and treating mental health illness and the behavioral manifestations of dementia in the elderly.
  • Appreciate the importance of loneliness and isolation on the mental health of the elderly.

Program Agenda
Moderator: Theresa M. Redling DO, FACP, Medical Director, James and Sharon Maida Geriatric Institute, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC); Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

5:00 pm Welcome - Richard Davis, President and CEO, CBMC

5:10 pm Management of Late Life Depression - Evaluation, Treatment and Use of ECT
Robert Greenberg, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group; Medical Director for ECT, RWJBarnabas Health; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

5:55 pm Management of Schizophrenia and Psychotic Illness in Late Life
Suhey Franco, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Atlantic Health System

6:30 pm Break

6:40 pm Management of Behavioral and Psychologic Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
Theresa Redling, DO, FACP

7:25 pm Isolation and Loneliness in Elderly
Kathy Liguori, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Geriatric Health Center, RWJBarnabas Health
Taji Karim-Reisch, DSW, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Mind Matters & Solutions, LLC Greater New York Area

8:00 pm Questions and Answers, Evaluations and Adjourn

Registration: This program is free, but pre-registration is required by visiting


Continuing Medical Education Credit

AMA Credit Designation Statement: Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center designates this virtual educational activity to a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement (for Directly provided): Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Policy: It is the policy of Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education to ensure balance, independence, transparency, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME sponsored educational activities. All participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict (s) of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their disclosure of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devises. This information will be available as part of the activity material.

Faculty Disclosures: No relevant financial relationship(s)

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support: No commercial support was provided for this continuing education activity.