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Aging Baby Boomers Are Topic of Free Education Programs at Butler Hospital

What can aging baby boomers learn from Bob Dylan? Jeffrey M. Lyness, MD, president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry believes they can learn a great deal. He will share his insight into how Dylan is aging successfully at a free public presentation at Butler Hospital on Monday, October 25, at 6 pm.

Dr. Lyness will discuss Creative Resilience and Aging: Bob Dylan's Musical Life Review using a series of images, videos, and audio clips to explain how Dylan has used “life review methodologies” to infuse his work with vitality and renew his creativity in later years. His presentation will illustrate how people can apply Dylan’s success to their own lives as they continue to age.

Dr. Lyness will also conduct an educational program on baby boomers for healthcare professionals at 4 pm on the October 25. His presentation, “When I'm 64": Baby Boomers and the Changing Face of Geriatric Mental Health, will focus on how the estimated 79 million baby boomers will change the face of geriatric mental healthcare, how these services will be delivered, and the impact on healthcare organizations and health policy. He will also review preventive strategies and new research on interventions for late-life depression. The free program offers continuing education credits for clinical professionals

Dr. Lyness is a professor and associate chair for education and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center and director of curriculum for medical student education. He is conducting research on the relationships between depression and medical illnesses in later life.

The two programs are co-sponsored by Butler Hospital and the family of Antonio Capone, MD, in memory of Dr. Capone who was awarded the title of Distinguished Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and served for five decades as a member of Butler Hospital's medical staff association and administrator of the Rhode Island Division of Alcoholism.

Both programs will be held at the Ray Conference Center on Butler Hospital’s campus. The professional education lecture will be held from 4 to 5:30 pm, and the public lecture from 6 to 7:30 pm. Seating for the programs is limited. Reserve a seat on Butler's facebook page, by e-mailing info@butler.org, or call 401-455-6265.

Founded in 1844, Butler was the first hospital in Rhode Island and the state’s only private, nonprofit psychiatric and substance abuse hospital serving adults, adolescents and children in Rhode Island and southeastern New England. Since its founding, the hospital has earned a reputation as the leading provider of innovative psychiatric treatments in the region. The flagship hospital for the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in conducting cutting-edge research.

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