Mental Health associations & impacts on recovery from stroke, heart conditions & VCI

Mental Health associations & impacts on recovery from stroke, heart conditions & VCI

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Mental Health associations and impacts on recovery from stroke, heart conditions and vascular cognitive impairment.

Recorded Wednesday September 18, 2019

Presenters
Krista Lanctôt, PhD
Senior scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Gayla Tennen, MD, FRCPC
Psychiatrist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Patrice Lindsay, RN, PhD
Director of Systems Change and Stroke Program, Heart & Stroke

About this presentation
Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and apathy occur frequently in people who have experienced a stroke, heart condition and those with vascular cognitive impairment. These conditions can negatively impact a person’s ability to actively participate in their recovery and lead to poor outcomes and decreased quality of life and family relationships. It is important for all members of healthcare teams to be aware of these conditions, actively screen and assess patients, ensure systems are in place to address identified issues and arrange ongoing follow-up across the continuum of care.

The Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations for Mood, Cognition and Fatigue following Stroke module has just been released and provides guidance for healthcare professionals supporting people after a stroke.

During this webinar, Dr. Krista Lanctôt and Dr. Gayla Tennen will discuss the etiology and associations between mental health conditions and recovery in people who have experienced stroke, heart conditions or vascular cognitive impairment. Participants will learn more about implementation of our stroke best practice recommendations, the research evidence that informed the recommendations, as well as practical applications including assessment and management strategies. Our goal is to improve early detection and intervention for mental health issues in people with stroke, heart conditions or vascular cognitive impairment.

Intended Audience
This webinar is intended for all healthcare professionals caring for people with heart conditions, stroke or vascular cognitive impairment across all settings and stages of care (e.g. acute, rehabilitation, community); system leaders and funders involved in planning and service delivery; researchers; trainees from across health-related disciplines; as well as people experiencing these conditions, their families and caregivers.

Learning Objectives
Participants of this program will be able to:
1. Explain the impact that mental health can have on people who have experienced stroke, heart conditions or vascular cognitive impairment.
2. Engage in meaningful discussions about mental health with people who have experienced stroke, heart conditions or vascular cognitive impairment.
3. Describe common depression assessment tools that can be used with these populations.
4. Discuss strategies to promote optimal mental health with people who have experienced stroke, heart conditions and vascular cognitive impairment.

The following information was provided with permission of the speaker. The information is intended for use by healthcare professionals for reference and education only and is not intended to be a substitute for a physician’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should consult your physician for personal health matters.

1 Comment

  1. xovalerie ann on March 9, 2020 at 4:05 am

    What a great video Thanks so much !

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