Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology
David Wolk MD
Memory loss is almost certainly the most common presenting cognitive complaint encountered by neurologists and internists in clinical practice. However, the underlying cognitive impairment may be quite disparate, reflecting the multiple memory systems that can dysfunction. Even within a particular type of memory (e.g., episodic memory), qualitative differences in the nature of the impairment may be due to disruption of different underlying component processes. As these systems and subprocesses have unique functional neuroanatomical underpinnings, identification has localizing value which ultimately assists in determining the etiology. Faculty will present cases to highlight practical approaches to the history and examination to make these distinctions and discuss use of ancillary studies and available therapeutic interventions.
Participants should develop a framework for the evaluation of patients with memory disorders with a particular focus on discriminating different types of memory failures and their implication for the underlying brain “lesion“ and diagnosis.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care
Program Speakers - Tentative
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Differential Diagnosis of Episodic Memory Failures: Case Presentations
Andrew E. Budson MD
4:20 PM - 5:10 PM
Clinical Assessment of Memory Loss: Case Presentations
David A. Wolk MD
5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Questions and Answers
Andrew E. Budson, MD
Dr. Budson has received personal compensation for consulting, serving on a scientific advisory board, speaking, or other activities with Lilly and Axovant.
David A. Wolk, MD
Dr. Wolk has received personal compensation for consulting, serving on a scientific advisory board, speaking, or other activities with Merck, Jannsen, Eli Lilly, and GE.