Overview

The talk will focus on the criteria for diagnosis of dementia and how to apply the criteria for dementia diagnosis, including how to differentiate among types of degenerative dementias. It will review both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments for dementia, specifically focusing on the Choosing Wisely recommendations. The faculty will stress the consequences of caregiving and the significance of supporting caregivers in their role.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 9, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the criteria for diagnosis of dementia 
  • Differentiate the types of degenerative dementias 
  • Discuss non-pharmacological treatment for dementia 
  • Define pharmacological treatments to use and to avoid 
  • Identify the challenges faced by caregivers and the significance of supporting them in their role  
     

Associated Content

Faculty

Stuti Dang, MD,MPH

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Director, Innovation Core, Dole Center of Excellence in Veteran and Caregiver Research
Associate Director for Implementation and Outcomes Research
Interim Associate Director for Research 
Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Miami VA HealthCare System 

Disclosures

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty: 

Stuti Dang, MD, MPH

No financial relationships disclosed.  

Non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development, editing, and review of the content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 


CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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For APRNs and PAs, AANPCB and NCCPA accept AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢ as the number of hours of participation (AANPCB) or as Category 1 CME credits (NCCPA).

Commercial Supporter

Not Applicable

Education Partner

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