Dementia: The Journey to Diagnosis and Management

An Online Continuing Education Activity
for Physicians PAs, NPs and Other Health Care Professionals

 This activity is valid between
February 20, 2012 and February 28, 2013

1.0 Hour Category 1B, AOA1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Background
Dementia is a growing concern in the US as the population ages and moves into rural areas with less access to medical specialists. Non‐geriatrician primary care physicians diagnose dementia more often than other physicians, especially in rural areas. Sadly, however, more than half the cases of dementia are unrecognized, misdiagnosed or the diagnosis is delayed and referrals to support networks are usually not provided, creating gaps in services for patients and their families.

Early identification increases the likelihood early intervention with behavioral and pharmacological strategies can be considered when they are more beneficial. This presentation provides ways primary care practices can be enhanced to facilitate timely and effective identification and care of dementia patients and family caregivers.

Format
This activity is an on-demand webcast.

Faculty Presenter

Janet Lieto, DO, CMD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Geriatrics
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Dr. Lieto has indicated she has nothing to disclose.

To view all of the disclosures for this activity, including planning and content committee members, please click here.

Learning Objectives
Those participating in this activity will receive information that should allow them to:

  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness of dementia screening and diagnosis, including common differentials
  • Use evidence-based behavioral and pharmacologic management of dementia
  • Identify community resources to assist patients and caregivers with dementia management
  • Enhance counseling and education provided to dementia patients and their caregivers

Hardware and Software Requirements

  • PC or Mac computer or compatible Smartphone or Tablet device
  • High-speed Internet Connection (dial-up is NOT recommended)
  • Adobe Reader software (for handouts)
  • Speakers
  • Printer (for certificate and handouts)

Accreditation Statements
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Office of Professional and Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1 hour of AOA Category 1B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Data Collection
Aggregated data collected as part of this CME activity may be analyzed and used for research purposes. Individual data will only be used for CME purposes and not included in the research data set.

Commercial Support
This activity is made possible with support from Pfizer Medical Education Group.

How to Receive Credit

  1. Click Register Now at the bottom of the page to register and take the required pre-assessment
  2. Watch the activity
  3. Complete the evaluation and post-test, scoring 70 or greater.

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