Mental decline is not synonymous with old age. Mental health may be negatively affected by particular mental illnesses, by depression, by stress and poor adaptability, or by medical factors. Mental wellness and brain health can be boosted by timely assessment and diagnosis with appropriate treatment, education or social support. This course will explore vulnerabilities that predispose older adults to mental distress or illness with a focus on stabilizing and improving ability to problem-solve, improving ability to sound personal decisions, and maintaining personal integrity and dignity.

Welcome to the moodle site for Nur 370/ Nur 470 - spring 2020. This site will provide you with a number of excellent resources, templates and a means of group communication and information sharing during these classes. We are all looking forward to a great summer full of new opportunities to link theory to practice. Enjoy!