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Series Description

Despite decades of effort by interdisciplinary teams, cognitive disorders remain under detected, poorly diagnosed and sub-optimally managed. This includes gaps regarding new concepts in pathogenesis, role of genetic versus epigenetic factors, preventive intervention, symptom management and treatment.

This 8 lecture series presents the state-of-the-art on conceptualizing, researching, detecting, assessing, diagnosing and managing different types of dementia. Lectures given by experts in dementia care will address those gaps through evidence based, clinically applicable, comprehensive talks. Presentations consist of didactics and will be followed by an interactive question and answer session.

Target Audience

Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers in Neurology, Psychology, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Palliative Medicine, Wellness and Women’s Health.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss current and emerging approaches for diagnosis of prodromal and mild stage of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Recognize major features of Vascular, Frontotemporal and Lewy Body dementias.
  • Identify neuropsychological assessment methods used in differential diagnosis of dementia syndromes.
  • Describe cognitive screening measures and provide research on their utility with older adults.
  • Recognize and discuss medical conditions like sleep disorders of metabolic diseases, which may lead to or modify cognitive dysfunction.
  • Identify and implement major preventive strategies in the population at risk for developing dementia.
  • Discuss strategies for the management of neurobehavioral symptoms in the course of dementia including psychosis and agitation.