Diagnosing on the Spectrum: Alzheimer's Disease and Lewy Body Dementia

During this session, the presenter will discuss Lewy body dementia, a progressive dementia resulting from protein deposits in nerve cells of the brain that affects >200,000 people in the US yearly. The course will cover how it differs from dementia with Lewy bodies, and the neuropathology of each will be explained. The protocol for diagnosis, along with core symptoms and supporting clinical features, will be described. Also to be discussed: available medications for these patients, and highlights from current research.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate Lewy body dementia (LBD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)
  • Explain the neuropathology of LBD/DLB
  • Outline the protocol for LBD/DLB diagnosis
  • Describe core symptoms and supporting clinical features of LBD/DLB
  • List available medications to treat symptoms of LBD/DLB
  • Discuss current research on LBD/DLB

Additional Information

Partner: 
Tarsus Medical Education
State Relevance: 
Connecticut
Illinois
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
Course opens: 
06/01/2021
Course expires: 
06/01/2022
Rating: 
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Yasar Torres-Yaghi, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Georgetown University Medical Center

Disclosure

  • Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): AbbVie, Abbott, Acorda, Amneal, Medtronic, Acadia, Adamas, USWORLDMEDS, Biogen
  • Speakers' Bureau: AbbVie,Abbott, Acorda, Amneal, Medtronic, Acadia, Adamas, USWorldMeds, Biogen

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
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Topics

DementiaAlzheimer's