Dementia 2012 is a collaborative continuing medical education program of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the *VU Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The mission of Dementia 2012 is to provide international awareness to the widespread problem of dementia. We also aim to offer insights regarding the different causes of dementia, the symptoms presented, and available diagnostics and therapies.
By providing the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment, we will help practitioners (including family and primary care physicians, neurologists, psychiatrists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners) effectively manage patients with dementia, including those in the earliest stages of dementia, raising the standards of patient prognosis and care.
* The European counterpart of the Continuing Medical Education Conferenceâ€”Dementia 2012â€”will be held at the Auditorium, VU University, de Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam, on November 8, 2012. More information to come.
This activity is intended for clinicians who treat patients with dementia. We especially want to encourage neurologists, psychiatrists, family practice and primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other allied health care professionals to attend.
Upon completion of this program, the clinician/practitioner will be able to:
- Identify the clinical manifestations of dementia.
- Describe the evolution of Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
- Review the clinical aspects of prodromal Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
- Review the differential diagnosis of dementia.
- Discuss the use of imaging in dementia diagnoses.
- Translate practical details around the use of MRI, PET and LP.
- Recommend current treatments for cognition and behavior in dementia.
- Discuss emerging therapies.