We live in an age where we are living longer with multiple chronic illnesses, and the mental health of older adults has profound implications for caregivers, families, and our communities.
This is the second of four lectures in CICOA’s 2019 Envision Lecture Series, which will be hosted in CICOA’s conference space at:
8440 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Ste. 175,
$10; free for students
9:00 a.m. Networking
9:15 a.m. Panel Presentation
10:00 a.m. Q&A
10:30 a.m. Dismissal
C. Andrew Class, MD, Psychiatrist, St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital & Heart Center and St. Vincent Stress Center
“Opiates and Cannabis: From Crisis to Questions” Dr. Class will discuss subjects in the news including the opiate crisis, medical marijuana, CBD and esketamine. In particular, his talk will focus on the impact on people suffering from chronic pain and treatment resistant depression.
Dr. Class is currently a practicing psychiatrist and director of Older Adult Services at St. Vincent Stress Center. He has published articles on several topics including psychopharmacology in older adults. In addition to other committee and board responsibilities, he serves on the Drug Utilization Review board for Indiana Medicaid. Dr. Class earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Oral Roberts University. He completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Louisville, followed by a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Indiana University.
Cynthia Reynolds, LCSW, Care Coordinator, Eskenazi Health Aging Brain Care
“What’s going on with Mom?” Cynthia will address the mental health issues of older adults, the circumstances that can lead to mental health issues in the aging population, and some of the challenges that need to be addressed.
Cynthia Reynolds is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working part-time in the Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation. She provides short-term, goal-oriented therapy to patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and co-occurring Depression and/or Anxiety. In addition, she provides therapy to patients in the nationally recognized Critical Care Recovery Center who are experiencing PTSD and/or Depression stemming from a recent ICU admission. She is a current student of the Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science and is excited to be an agent of change in healthcare. Cynthia is the owner of a private practice on the NE side of Indianapolis, providing services to adults and teens. She is a graduate of Valparaiso University and received her Master’s Degree from Loyola University Chicago. Her vision is to Create Brain Wellness for Everyone!
TODD WAGONER, MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM, COMMUNITY HEALTH HEALTHY AGING TRANSITION SERVICES (HATS)
Hear from Todd on trends in caregiving, the impact of these trends and what it means from a mental health perspective, identifying emotions experienced by caregivers, and a recommended approach to addressing caregiver stress.
Todd Wagoner is a master’s level clinical social worker with about 30 years of healthcare experience. He currently serves as geriatric social worker for Touchpoint Healthy Aging Transition Services, where he facilitates neurocognitive psychological testing, provides clinical counseling to address depression and anxiety in older adults, and addresses caregiver needs through individual and family/group counseling. Todd also serves as President-Elect for the Gayle Wells Foundation for Early Onset Alzheimer’s & Care, and he serves on Taylor University’s Department of Social Work Community Advisory Board and CICOA’s Medical Advisory Board.