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Is It Alzheimer Disease?
Is It Alzheimer Disease?
|Relevant Terms:||Alzheimer Disease, Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment|
|Primary Audience:||general practice; geriatricians; internal medicine; neurologists; primary care providers|
|Credits:||0.5 AOA Category 1-B credit
|Expiration Date:||The accreditation for this activity has expired.|
|Curriculum Name:||Alzheimer Disease Harmony Rounds|
After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
- Use guideline criteria to differentiate Alzheimer disease from other cognitive disorders in patients with early cognitive decline
- Identify next steps following a diagnosis of Alzheimer disease
- Provide appropriate education and support to both the patient and caregiver to optimize quality of life
Original and last review release date: May 16, 2013
Expiration date: May 31, 2014
Estimated time to complete activity: 50 minutes
Alzheimer disease (AD) is one of the greatest challenges facing our health care system. As the population of the United States ages, the impact of this disease will increase. Many individuals with AD are seen initially by primary care physicians who are key participants in developing the plan of care for these patients. The challenge in this setting is to identify patients early in the disease process, when interventions will most likely have the greatest benefit. Early identification of patients with AD facilitates timely discussions and anticipatory guidance for patients and families, so that they can to begin to formulate care plans along the spectrum of the disease.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care providers, including osteopathic physicians (family practice, internal medicine, and geriatrics), public health providers, preventive medicine providers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.
Interactive virtual grand rounds enduring material.
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Continuing Medical Education has designated this virtual program for a maximum of 0.5 AOA Category 1-B credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the activity.
- Complete the post-test and activity evaluation.
- Participants who successfully complete the evaluation and the post-test (scoring 70% or higher in a maximum of three attempts) will receive Category 1-B CME credit.
There are no fees for participating in this CME activity. To participate in the activity, physicians will be required to take the following steps:
- Read the learning objectives and CME information.
- Complete a pre-activity assessment.
- Participate in the activity by reviewing all the content.
- All participants who successfully complete the posttest and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.
- To obtain a certificate, participants must receive a score of 70% or better on the posttest.
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Relevant financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g. stocks, stock options, or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received or expected.
Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP, dist. reported no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity.
Athena Education Group, LLC
To view the activity online you will need the following hardware/software: Personal computer or smartphone with internet access, a Web browser (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (v7.0+), Firefox (v3.5+), Safari (v4.0+), or Mozilla (v1.4+) with Java Script enabled.
Information presented in this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider regarding diagnosis and treatment of a specific patient's medical condition. This material is prepared based upon a review of multiple sources of information, but is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, healthcare providers should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject matter and not rely solely upon the information contained within this educational activity.