C219 - The Early-Onset Dementias

Event Time: Friday April 27, 2018 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology, Foundations in Clinical Neurology
Director(s): Mario Mendez MD, PhD, FAAN
Description: This program will cover current knowledge and recommended practice for early-onset dementias (EODs). The emphasis will be on how EODs differ from the usual late-onset dementias and why they need to be distinguished. There are a tremendous number of differences that need to be discussed and understood. One is the unexpected presentations of these disorders, often misdiagnosed with delays in proper management. For example, there are variant cognitive phenotypes of AD in early life; there are many variants of the FTD spectrum disorders, as well; many other cognitive and behavioral conditions must be considered, as well. This program will also cover the unique aspects of management of these disorders.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to recognize early-onset dementias and their variable presentations, formulate a differential diagnosis, know when to use and apply new biomarkers and genetic tests, and be able to apply management strategies applicable to early-onset dementias.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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