Spectacular Video from the GRECC: Dementia with Agitation

This is one of those high-quality videos I posted about earlier, Spectacular Educational Videos by Department of Veterans Affairs « The Practical Psychosomaticist: James Amos, M.D. and which Dr. Nina Tumosa, PhD gave permission to post.

This is Dementia with Agitation, an educational video from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers (GRECC). The copyright owner is Professor Nina Tumosa, Ph.D., Co-Director of Gateway Geriatric Education Center and she is with the Dept. of Internal Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO. She has given permission for this video to be posted on YouTube. Avatar created the video to Dr. Tumosa’s specifications and she was the Executive Producer.  Learn more about the GRECC at http://www.va.gov/grecc/.

Dr. Nina Tumosa is a visual neuroscientist who is currently pursuing two lines of research. First, she is doing translational research on assessing the neurocognitive status of aging veterans. Second, she does evaluative research on institutional emergency preparedness for the older person.

Other contributors include Dr. Joseph Flaherty, M.D., St. Louis Univ School of Medicine; Dr. Barbara Kamholz, M.D., Durham VA Medical Center; and Sharon Gordon, Psy.D., VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.

I first learned about these videos from Dr. Flaherty and Dr. Sharon Gordon when we met at the American Delirium Society (ADS) 2nd Annual Conference in early June, 2012 in Indianapolist, Indiana. That was a great time and a great learning experience. You should consider joining. Learn more about ADS at their web site, American Delirium Society.


Author: Jim Amos

Dr. James J. Amos is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the UI Carver College of Medicine at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Amos received a B. S. degree in Distributed Studies (Zoology, Chemistry, and Microbiology) in 1985 from Iowa State University and an M.D. from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa in 1992. He completed his psychiatry residency, including a year as Chief Resident, in 1996 at the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Iowa. He has co-edited a practical book about consultation psychiatry with Dr. Robert G. Robinson entitled Psychosomatic Medicine: An Introduction to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. As a clinician educator, among Dr. Amos’s most treasured achievements is the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.