C236 - Assessment of Rapidly Progressive Dementias I: Overview, Prion Diseases, and Neurodegenerative Rapidly Progressive Dementia

Event Time: Friday April 28, 2017 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology
Director(s): Michael Geschwind MD, PhD
Description: Rapidly progressive dementia (RPD) can be challenging to diagnose. The differential diagnosis is broad and includes many potentially reversible conditions. As many RPD are treatable if treated early, quick diagnosis is important. Through presentation of common and challenging cases, faculty will review the differential diagnosis of RPD, the approach, and management strategies. This session will focus on prion and other neurodegenerative disorders. This program complements C243: Assessment of Rapidly Progressive Dementias II: Autoimmune Encephalopathies and Infections Presenting as Rapidly Progressive Dementia, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be familiar with the differential diagnosis of prion and other neurodegenerative disease causes of RPD and the clinical presentation and evaluation of the more common conditions.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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