Learning resources for medical students and trainees
How to use these learning resources
These learning resources are for medical students as well as trainee doctors.
There will be a core set of case-based learning modules and a set of Powerpoint/video tutorials (some still in development) that cover the key aspects of old age psychiatry. Either or both can be used to serve as key learning resources for medical students and as learning/revision for FY, GPVTS and CT doctors.
Other resources are there to provide a wider view of the specialty and will be useful for trainee doctors; medical students may want to dip into these resources depending on their interests and or to help them better understand what they have seen during their placement.
The advanced reading references will be most relevant for Core Trainees during their Old Age Psychiatry placements but may be relevant for medical students and other trainees with a special interest in the area.
The case-based learning modules have been designed to be facilitated by a tutor. Students without access to a tutor might wish to download the tutor versions of the CBLs so that they can work through them independently, using the other learning resources provided or listed.
These resources have been quickly collated because of the need to support students and trainees with remote learning, and will be improved and developed over time. If you have any suggestions or would like to contribute to the resources yourself please contact Dr Jo Rodda via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top tips: Diagnosis and management of common mental health problems in older people
YouTube channels with freely available bite-sized general and older adult psychiatry videos for medical students
The Mental Capacity Act and assessing capacity
A Guide to Mental Capacity Assessment
Delirium - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and pathology (7:38)
Delirium Awareness Video (#icanpreventdelirium) (4:59)
#DeliriumReady – Delirium Awareness and management Delirium Superimposed on Dementia (3:53)
Carter Janet, Rodda Joanne. Recognising and managing delirium. BMJ 2013; 346: f2398
Depression in older people (6:33)
NHSE RCGP Age UK webinar: Detection and treatment of anxiety and depression in older people (28:56)
MDTea podcast and notes: Depression in Older Adults (36:37)
RCGP Podcast: Suicide and self-harm prevention in older adults (31:04)
Haigh EAP, Bogucki OE, Sigmon ST, Blazer DG. Depression Among Older Adults: A 20-Year Update on Five Common Myths and Misconceptions. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018;26(1):107-122. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2017.06.011
Meuldijk D, Wuthrich VM. Stepped-care treatment of anxiety and depression in older adults: A narrative review. Aust J Rural Health. 2019;27(4):275-280. doi:10.1111/ajr.12524
Sajatovic M, Strejilevich SA, Gildengers AG, et al. A report on older-age bipolar disorder from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Task Force. Bipolar Disord. 2015;17(7):689-704. doi:10.1111/bdi.12331
Tampi RR, Young J, Hoq R, Resnick K, Tampi DJ. Psychotic disorders in late life: a narrative review. Ther Adv Psychopharmacol. 2019;9:2045125319882798. Published 2019 Oct 16. doi:10.1177/2045125319882798
Dr Tony Rao (Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist) on the landscape of alcohol and ageing and how best to support people with alcohol related cognitive impairment (23:44)
Barry KL, Blow FC. Drinking Over the Lifespan: Focus on Older Adults. Alcohol Res. 2016;38(1):115-120.
Ridley, Nicole J et al. Alcohol-related dementia: an update of the evidence. Alzheimer's research & therapy vol. 5,1 3. 25 Jan. 2013, doi:10.1186/alzrt157
The impact of loneliness on physical and mental health
Case based learning: difficulties remembering
Brief video tutorial for revision of dementia types on PsychStudent (6:49)
Finding Patience: The later years. Person-centred care in dementia (length 14:48)
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) videos about many different aspects of dementia care
Websites and apps
A Walk Through Dementia is a unique app for Android smartphones that’s designed to put you in the shoes of someone living with dementia. You can also view in a web browser if you do not have access to an android smartphone.
The butterfly scheme system of hospital care for people living with dementia.
If you haven’t already, why not become a dementia friend?
Arvanitakis Z, Shah RC, Bennett DA. Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: Review. JAMA. 2019;322(16):1589-1599. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.4782
Staffaroni AM, Elahi FM, McDermott D, et al. Neuroimaging in Dementia. Semin Neurol. 2017;37(5):510-537. doi:10.1055/s-0037-1608808
Harvey PD. Clinical applications of neuropsychological assessment. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2012;14(1):91-99.
Medications for the cognitive symptoms of dementia: Rodda J, Carter J. Cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine for symptomatic treatment of dementia. BMJ. 2012;344:e2986. Published 2012 May 1. doi:10.1136/bmj.e2986
Summary of 2018 NICE dementia guideline: Pink Joshua, O’Brien John, Robinson Louise, Longson Damien. Dementia: assessment, management and support: summary of updated NICE guidance. BMJ. 2018; 361 :k2438
Preventing cognitive decline and dementia, 2017 (6:58)
Dementia and Risk Reduction - World Alzheimer Report 2014 launch highlights (6:11)
Peters R, Booth A, Rockwood K, Peters J, D'Este C, Anstey KJ. Combining modifiable risk factors and risk of dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2019;9(1):e022846. Published 2019 Jan 25. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022846
Livingston G, Huntley J, Sommerlad A, et al. Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission. Lancet. 2020;396(10248):413-446. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30367-6
From University of North Carolina in January 2018 (13:00)
NHSE video: MCI - A guide for professionals (3:25)
Aisen PS, Cummings J, Jack CR Jr, et al. On the path to 2025: understanding the Alzheimer's disease continuum. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2017;9(1):60. Published 2017 Aug 9. doi:10.1186/s13195-017-0283-5
Osmosis YouTube learning channel (8:53)
Scheltens P, Blennow K, Breteler MM, et al. Alzheimer's disease. Lancet. 2016;388(10043):505-517. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)01124-1
What is dementia with Lewy bodies? Alzheimer’s Society basic summary (2:45)
McKeith IG, Boeve BF, Dickson DW, et al. Diagnosis and management of dementia with Lewy bodies: Fourth consensus report of the DLB Consortium. Neurology. 2017;89(1):88-100. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000004058
Taylor JP, McKeith IG, Burn DJ, et al. New evidence on the management of Lewy body dementia. Lancet Neurol. 2020;19(2):157-169. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(19)30153-X
Diagnosis and management of vascular dementia, recorded UCLA webinar (22:32)
O'Brien JT, Thomas A. Vascular dementia. Lancet. 2015;386(10004):1698-1706. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00463-8
A change in personality and behaviour
FTD Talk: useful summary page about fronto-temporal dementia (FTD) and more general FTD information on other parts of the site
Convery R, Mead S, Rohrer JD. Review: Clinical, genetic and neuroimaging features of frontotemporal dementia. Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol. 2019;45(1):6-18. doi:10.1111/nan.12535
Living with young onset dementia, Social Care Institute for Excellence
O'Malley M, Parkes J, Stamou V, La Fontaine J, Oyebode J, Carter J. International consensus on quality indicators for comprehensive assessment of dementia in young adults using a modified e-Delphi approach [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 25]. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2020;10.1002/gps.5368. doi:10.1002/gps.5368
Behavioural challenges when supporting a person with dementia, Social Care Institute for Excellence
Kales HC, Gitlin LN, Lyketsos CG. Assessment and management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. BMJ. 2015;350:h369. Published 2015 Mar 2. doi:10.1136/bmj.h369
BPSD management (Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia)
Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Fact Sheet, National Institute of Aging
Dementia and driving, Red Whale Resources for Primary Care Professionals
Psychodynamic work and older adults
Prina AM, Marioni RE, Hammond GC, Jones PB, Brayne C, Dening T. Improving access to psychological therapies and older people: findings from the Eastern Region. Behav Res Ther. 2014;56(100):75-81. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2014.03.008
Improving access to psychological therapy and older people – Age UK video
Resources for trainers
These case studies have been produced by Dr Joel Lawson and Dr Jo Rodda (Kent and Medway Medical School and KMPT). Please send any correspondence to email@example.com.
- CBL1 The sad patient - depression
- CBL2 Difficulties remembering
- CBL3 The confused patient
- CBL4 The elated and impulsive patient
- CBL5 The patient with unusual beliefs
- CBL6 The patient who drinks too much
- CBL7 The patient with forgetfulness and a history of vascular risk factors
- CBL8 The patient with confusion, hallucinations and falls
- CBL9 The patient with personality changes
- CBL10 The sad patient - bereavement