Make plans to attend the live CME activity on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Emory School of Nursing.
Program Description: The Emory University Free CME Physician Activity for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is a one day course designed by the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to increase knowledge about timely diagnosis in cognitive dysfunction and build capacity for comprehensive care in the treatment and prevention of memory loss in the health care setting.
STATEMENT OF NEED: Timely evaluation and management of older adults in the health care setting has important practice implications. Reports indicate that the population of adults 65 and older will increase dramatically in the next 15 years. Based on a systematic review of the data and key informant interviews with practitioners, statewide experts from the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce and the Alzheimer’s Association a well-described need indicates a consistent demand to improve the care delivery of older adults at risk for cognitive impairment. This live CME activity will aim to increase knowledge of providers who treat older adults. As a result participants will improve their knowledge of current best practices to enhance care delivery.
TOPICS: Neurologic Exam | Treatment | Caregiving | Palliative Medicine | Validated Screening Tools | Pharmacotherapy | Legal Issues | Annual Wellness Visit | Research | Integrated Memory Care
- Recognize key characteristics of early, middle and late stage Alzheimer’s disease
- Be able to describe a palliative approach to the care of persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing illnesses: an approach focused principally on the management of symptoms and promotion of quality of life
- Identify brief validated screening instruments in the outpatient/inpatient health care setting
- Understand the current evidence for specific risk factors and diagnostic tests for the evaluation of patients with cognitive dysfunction.
- Recognize the overlapping behavioral and psychological features of existing mental illness with the onset of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, and treatment interventions.
- Describe the complementary roles of professional interdisciplinary team members and family caregivers – that support a person with cognitive impairments
- Become knowledgeable of the medical billing codes/processes for dementia screening and management to facilitate better reimbursement.
- Become aware of how to refer and enroll patients in ongoing research opportunities in the NIH funded Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
- Describe legal issues facing geriatric patients
The training is free and lunch is provided. Registration is required. Contact: Cornelya Dorbin at 404-712-1416 or email@example.com.