Podcast | Nursing Today | S1:E9 | The 3 Ds—Depression, Diabetes and Dementia

What's the Connection?

What's the most important tool you can use for your patients in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia? And what nonpharmacological approaches work as well—if not better—than antidepressants? Learn about the connection between depression, diabetes and dementia, and the steps you and your patients can take to change behaviors and improve outcomes.

Broadcast date: July 11, 2018



Timothy Meeks, MN, RN-BC.
Timothy Meeks, MN, RN-BC

Medical Surgical Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Education, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle




"Impressive speaker with a great balance of humor and practical advice."

"Timothy gave us some great evidence-based information that will inform my practice going forward."

"The parts about planting the seed and iterating and reiterating is good for all our patients, not just the ones with cognitive issues."


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Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After listening to this presentation, you should be better able to:

  1. Analyze the connection between depression, diabetes, and dementia.
  2. List 2 best practice interventions for depression and diabetes.
  3. Summarize ethical concerns when working with patients who have dementia and diabetes.



  • Listen to the presentation. 
  • Complete the evaluation. 
  • After submitting the evaluation, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.   


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  • 0.50 Contact hours

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