COA-RA Dementia, Delirium, and Depression in Rural Older Adults



1.0 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hour


Interactive Module

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses


The Dementia, Delirium, and Depression in Rural Older Adults course covers three significant health challenges faced by rural older adults: dementia, delirium, and depression.


This course introduces learners to brain health in the aging brain, how these “three D’s” impact the brain and aging, and screening tools to help identify these conditions. By completing this course, learners will be able to discuss brain health and normal physiological and cognitive changes that occur with aging, identify characteristics of mild cognitive impairment, delirium, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, describe risk factors, prevention, assessment, treatments, and interventions for rural older adult with delirium, dementia, and depression, and lastly, identify screening tools that can be used to identify the three D’s in rural older adults. 

About this Series:

The Care of Older Adults in Rural Areas (COA-RA) Series was created through a partnership between HIGN and the University of Memphis. The courses in this series were created through funding provided by the US Health Resources and Services Administration. These courses are designed to help the learner recognize factors that impact the well-being of older adults through the lens of rural life by examining poor health outcomes and providing strategies to improve their health.