C124 - Unilateral Neglect and Anosognosia: Chalk Talk

Event Time: Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology
Director(s): Kenneth Heilman MD, FAAN
Description: Disorders of attention, such as spatial and personal neglect, as well as unawareness of disability (anosognosia), are both terribly disabling disorders that can be caused by stroke, degenerative diseases, trauma, tumor, and other diseases. Faculty will discuss the means by which these two disorders can be assessed, their pathophysiology, and some of the means by which these disorders can be treated and managed.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to learn the means of evaluating patients for spatial and personal attentional disorders such as neglect and anosognosia; understand the diseases that may cause these disorders and the brain mechanisms that may account for these disorders; and learn about possible treatment and management of these disorders.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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