2012 Online Summer Series on Aging

2012 Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Dementia Research Update

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
    • CPHCE: 1.00
    • CHES: 1.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Aug 1, 2012
  • Expires: Jul 31, 2015
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Gregory A.  Jicha Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurology
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

As we move slowly toward a cure for Alzheimer's disease (AD), there is a tremendous potential for misinformation through traditional and social media sources.

Target Audience

Physicians, dietitians, certified health educators, nurses, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, case managers, nursing home administrators, therapeutic recreation, and anyone interested in gerontology.


Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:
  • Discuss recent research in the area of frontotemporal dementia (FTD);
  • Summarize recent discoveries in the area of late-life dementia with emphasis on hippocampal sclerosis as a major cause of dementia in the elderly;
  • Describe the confounds of mixed pathology (i.e., Alzheimer's disease (AD) with vascular dementia; AD with Lewy Body disease, etc.) in diagnosis and treatment of dementing disorders;
  • Discuss advances in imaging and biomarkers that will lead to accurate diagnosis of discrete dementia diagnoses
  • Discuss the recent media "frenzies" over treatments like coconut oil, deep-brain stimulation, bexarotene, etc.


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health certifies that this educational activity was designated for 1.00 hour of Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) credit. This course is approved for continuing education by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.

The Department of Public Health, Western Kentucky University has been designated as a Multiple Event Provider (#KY0022) of Category I continuing education contact hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 1.50 Category I entry level contact hours in health education for event #.

Faculty Disclosure

No speaker or planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. No speaker will discuss the off-label use of a product.