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Virtual Grand Rounds: Geriatric Psychiatry: Impact of the Electronic Age on the Brain

Silver Hill Hospital
Presented by Gary Small, MD
Professor & Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
H. Hovnanian Family Foundation Chair & Behavioral Health
Hackensack Meridian Health

Aging is the greatest single risk factor for cognitive decline. In recent years, we have seen life expectancy increasing as well as dramatic growth in technology, which can both accelerate and decelerate the rate of decline and everyday functioning. This presentation will review the impact of new technology on older adults and how it can protect brain health or worsen it.
Educational Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:
Describe how technology use can worsen attention, become addictive, contribute to multitasking, and cause other mental problems
Discuss apps and programs that improve cognitive performance and other mental abilities, increase independence, reduce social isolation, and monitor health
Explain strategies that mitigate the negative impact of technology on older adults

Accreditation Statement:
Silver Hill Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
Silver Hill Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NASW/Connecticut Statement:
This program has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.

New York Social Worker Statement:
Silver Hill Hospital is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0728. This program is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

Speaker Disclosure:
During the past 24 months: Consultant, speaker for all, also, equity (5%) interest for Ceremark Pharma: Acadia, Biogen, Handok, Herbalife, Lundbeck, Otsuka, Reckitt Benckiser, Roche, Theravalues, Ceremark Pharma. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

No one in control of content has indicated a relevant financial relationship with an ACCME defined commercial interest.