C153 - Alzheimer's Dementia: Diagnosis and Treatment

Event Time: Wednesday April 26, 2017 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology
Director(s): David Knopman MD, FAAN
Description: This program will focus on important issues in the diagnosis of cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease. We will discuss advanced topics in clinical diagnosis, the role of genetics in diagnosis and information for patients and families, the role of clinical and experimental imaging in the diagnosis of AD, and where we stand with treatment for AD.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to describe the continuum of cognitive function in the Alzheimer spectrum; understand the major and minor genetic influences on AD, describe the evolving biomarker diagnostic process for defining AD as a pathophysiology, and describe the appropriate indications for cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

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