Trending Medical Education Topic: DEMENTIA
As our society ages, we expect a significant increase in the incidence and prevalence of Dementia.
There are many types of Dementia, but the most common include Alzheimer’s, Vascular, Lewy Body, Frontotemporal, and “Mixed.” Dementia is under-diagnosed and under-recognized in primary care. Guidelines recommend improved cognitive screening in primary care and there are multiple validated tools available to assist clinicians in accomplishing evaluation. Comprehensive care of patients with Dementia includes carefully reviewing medications prescribed to minimize adverse side effects that can negatively affect cognition, and clinicians should familiarize themselves with community resources that can assist caregivers and families.
Does your medical staff need an update on the diagnosis and treatment of Dementia? Here is an example of the learning objectives that our faculty can cover in a 1-hour CME lecture:
1. Describe the pathology and clinical characteristics of the different dementias
2. Increase comfort and familiarity with cognitive screening tools
3. Appreciate the benefits of community resources and senior daycare programs in promoting patient health, family education, and caregiver support
4. Discuss reasonable treatment expectations for people with various types of Dementia
If your medical staff needs an update on Dementia diagnosis and management, consider contacting our office to book a speaker on this topic at 877-505-4777or firstname.lastname@example.org.