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Caught Between Generations

Caught Between Generations

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May 26th 2016:Unrecognized Malnutrition and Misdiagnosed Depression: Two health disorders that are often overlooked, yet treatable in seniors.

It’s just what happens when you get older. Not necessarily. Listen to geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Gary Moak discuss how depression is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Hear how to beat depression in order to stay healthier and have a better quality of life. Then, Robert Blancato, Director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services will discuss just how widespread but unrecognized is the problem of senior malnutrition. You or someone in your family could be suffering unnecessarily.

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Robert B Blancato

Bob Blancato is President of Matz Blancato and Associates located in Washington D.C. He is the National Coordinator of the bipartisan 3000 member Elder Justice Coalition. He serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs. Bob has more than 20 years of service in the Congressional and Executive branches, including the senior staff of the House Select Committee on Aging and an appointment by President Clinton to be Executive Director of the 1995 White House Conference on Aging, one of four he has participated in. In September 2015, Bob was appointed to the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare S
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Gary S Moak, MD

Gary S. Moak, MD, is a past president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and 2011 recipient of its clinician-of-the-year award. He is a practicing geriatric psychiatrist with over thirty years experience treating older adults with a wide range of psychiatric and behavioral problems related to diseases of aging. Dr. Moak is assistant professor of psychiatry at the Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth, where he serves as Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry at the New Hampshire Hospital. In addition to his clinical work with older adults and their families, he teaches medical students and doctors in training about mental health and aging and the treatment of late-life mental heal
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