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Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research Advances

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.50
    • Other: 1.50
    • KBSW: 1.80
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jan 1, 2013
  • Expires: Dec 31, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)  30 Minutes
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (16 Ratings)

Faculty

Gregory A.  Jicha Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky
College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Marie B.  Smart Marie B. Smart, SW, BA
Social Worker/Family Care Support Specialist
UK Alzheimer's Disease Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Only 38% of patients with dementia are diagnosed in the primary care setting. Ideally, this number should be 100%. Healthcare providers need to understand how to diagnose dementia and differentiate it from cognitive changes that represent normal healthy aging.

The issues are: 1) recognizing the difference between changes in cognition that are part of normal aging and those that signal a more malignant process, 2) a lack of familiarity with appropriate screening tools for identification of true memory problems. 

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, nursing home administrators, home health providers, allied health providers, social workers, and other health care professionals who work with persons with Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:

  1. Distinguish normal age-related cognitive change from changes associated with dementia.
  2. Identify different screening modalities for dementia for use in developing a practice-based screening strategy.

Accreditation

CME
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Education Center, Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center, and Alzheimer's Association. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 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.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care

CNE
The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.50 ANCC contact hours.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.8 KBN contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-01-18-526. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

Other
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.50 hours of participation.

KBSW
This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 1.80 hours.

Faculty Disclosure

Gregory Jicha, MD (planner and speaker) has relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as follows:
Lilly - Consultant - Consulting Fee - No conflicts to resolve
Janssen - Contract Research - Fee for Services - No conflicts to resolve
Baxter - Contract Research - Fee for Services - No conflicts to resolve
Medivation - Contract Research - Fee for Services - No conflicts to resolve
Pfizer - Contract Research - Fee for Services - No conflicts to resolve

Dr. Jicha intends to discuss the off-label use of a product.

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

Acknowledgement

This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Education Center, Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center, and Alzheimer's Association.

In collaboration with UK College of Nursing Continuing Education Office.

Review Date

12/31/16