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The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in Older Adults

This presentation has been designated as Mental Health Awareness credit

Cherie Simpson, PhD, APRN-CNS
Senior Adults Specialty Healthcare

Learning Objectives
  • Explain how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of older adults.
  • Describe strategies (healthy and unhealthy) that many seniors have employed to cope during the pandemic.
  • Identify how healthcare providers can support seniors during the pandemic.

Activity Description

This program consists of 1 video and downloadable resources in PDF format.  To begin, take the ungraded pre-test for the module below.  Review the video and handout(s), then complete the post-test ( > 70% within 5 attempts) and evaluation. CPE credit will automatically upload to CPE Monitor (allow 7 days). 

Continuing Education Credit
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This online activity is approved for 0.100 CEUs (1.00 contact hour) of continuing education credit. In order to receive 1.00 contact hour of CE credit, the participant must complete the online pre-test (ungraded), watch the included video in its entirety, pass the online post-test ( > 70% within 5 attempts), and complete the online evaluation.  Upon successful completion of the course evaluation, continuing pharmacy education credits will automatically be uploaded to CPE Monitor (allow 7 days). 
Please make sure NABP profile ID and date of birth (month/year) are entered correctly under learner's profile in this system.




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Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists




The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in Older Adults

About the Faculty

Cherie Simpson, PhD, APRN-CNS
Senior Adults Specialty Healthcare

Cherie Simpson, PhD, APRN-CNS is currently a Clinical Nurse Specialist with Senior Adult Specialty Healthcare, where she provides medical management to geriatric psychiatric patients, predominantly with a diagnosis of dementia.  Cherie earned her MBA from St. Edward's University and continued on to earn a masters in Adult Health Nursing and her Doctorate in nursing at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing.  Cherie has years of experience conducting and disseminating scholarly research, while completing her graduate studies at The University of Texas School of Nursing and throughout her practice career. Cherie's extensive research experience in the field of psychiatry is demonstrated by her countless publications and presentations at a local, regional and national level.  Cherie has also received multiple honors and awards over the years for her studies, research and publications in psychiatric practice and continues to actively serve on a wide variety of professional service organizations.

Disclosure:  Cherie Simpson does not have any relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies (as defined by the Standards for Integrity and Independence).


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Release Date: Sep 12, 2021
Credit Expiration Date: Sep 12, 2023

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