C151 - Lewy Body Dementias

Event Time: Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology, Advanced Practice Provider
Director(s): Karen Marder MD, MPH, FAAN
Description: Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) and Parkinson's Disease Dementia (PDD), collectively known as Lewy Body Dementias (LBD) are common but difficult to diagnose. Management of concomitant cognitive, motor, behavioral, and autonomic symptoms can be challenging. Cognitive impairment is now recognized as a seminal, often early feature in atypical parkinsonian disorders such as progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal syndrome (CBS), and multisystem atrophy (MSA). Comprehensive genetic testing, not yet widely available to the clinician, may identify symptomatic and premanifest individuals who may ultimately benefit from specific targeted treatments. Faculty will use a case-based approach to introduce the clinical features of these disorders and will provide up-to-date recommendations on diagnosis, including interpretion of imaging and genetic testing. Faculty will provide an update on the latest pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to apply up-to-date clinical criteria and diagnostic tools to diagnose Lewy body dementias and other parkinsonian dementias, understand the value and potential limitations of genetic testing for these disorders, and choose pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies to treat cognitive, motor, behavioral, and autonomic symptomatology associated with these disorders.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement

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