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Education: Dementia Presentations

  • Caring for Patients with Dementia at the End of Life

    Learning Objectives:
    • Review the natural history of advanced dementia.
    • Discuss strategies for patients and families through a series of cases.
    • Think of your own cases and challenges of caring for patients with very advanced dementia.

  • What's Alzheimer's Disease? Prevention, Detection, and Treatment

    Learning Objectives:
    • Discuss risk factors and current treatment modalities for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
    • Describe warning signs that identify patients and families with caregiver stress and support needs.
    • Identify appropriate interprofessional and community-based referrals to support persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families.

  • Prevalence, Recognition, and Assessment

    Learning Objectives:
    • Review Alzheimer's Disease and other causes of dementia.
    • Recognize signs and symptoms of dementia.
    • Discuss current evidence for preventive strategies for Alzheimer's disease.
    • Identify appropriate evidence-based screening tools and assessment for dementia.

  • Pharmacologic and Non-pharmacologic Approaches to Dementia

    Learning Objectives:
    • Understand the impact and limitations of pharmacologic treatments currently available for dementia.
    • Review the pharmacologic medications for treatment of dementia and behaviors related to dementia.

  • Community Resources to Support Caregivers and Families

    Learning Objectives:
    • To understand the needs of and challenges faced by caregivers throughout the course of the disease.
    • To understand the scope and many dimensions of community-based interventions and their role in improving patient care and caregiver well-being.
    • Gain greater sensitivity to the challenges and barriers many individuals and families face in accessing community-based care.