C178 - Biomarkers in Dementia

Event Time: Wednesday April 26, 2017 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology
Director(s): Beau Ances MD, PhD, MS, FAAN
Description: Knowledge in the area of dementia continues to rapidly change. Faculty will present an overview of Alzheimer's disease; frontotemporal dementia ; vascular dementia; and rapidly progressive dementia. Biomarkers that have been developed to assess these dementias will be discussed- including clinical, neuropsychological, neuroimaging, and cerebrospinal fluid measures. Dementia management also will be reviewed. This program complements C153: Alzheimer's Dementia: Diagnosis and Treatment, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: After completing this course participants should gain an understanding of the differential diagnosis of dementia (e.g. Alzheimer's disease vs. Frontotemporal dementia vs. Vascular dementia vs. Rapidly progressive dementia), potential role for neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and molecular biomarkers in supporting a particular diagnosis, and the management of dementing illnesses.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

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